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General · 26th October 2017
Common Sense Canadian
It is with a heavy heart and many fond memories that we mourn the loss of Common Sense Canadian co-founder and lead columnist Rafe Mair, a champion of the people and environment he loved so dearly.
Rafe was a fierce, uncompromising spirit with a deep sense of justice and unlimited reservoir of courage for speaking truth to power. He leaves behind a prolific legacy of accomplishments in government, journalism, and environmental advocacy.
You are invited to celebrate Rafe's life at his memorial in Vancouver on October 30 (details below). We also offer CSC co-founder Damien Gillis's heartfelt tribute to his friend and mentor - a collection of audio, video and written reflections on a decade of working with Rafe.
"Few people are lucky enough to work with, let alone become close friends with one of their heroes. Over the past decade, I got to ride shotgun with mine: legendary politician, broadcaster and environmental defender Rafe Mair. But on our many road trips around this great province, hosting townhall meetings on pipelines, tankers, hydropower, wild salmon and the public interest, it was me who did the driving. Rafe supplied the music – from his ipods full of jazz and old-time classics – and, of course, the stories. So many good stories. As we remember Rafe, following his passing at the age of 85, I’d like to pass on a few."


Monday, October 30 at 11AM
Christ Church Cathedral
690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation at