A blog to give a voice to our concern about the continued erosion of our democratic processes not only within the House of Commons and within our electoral system but also throughout our society. Here you will find articles about the current problems within our parliamentary democracy, about actions both good and bad by our elected representatives, about possible solutions, opinions and debate about the state of democracy in Canada, and about our roles/responsibilities as democratic citizens. We invite your thoughtful and polite comments upon our posts and ask those who wish to post longer articles or share ideas on this subject to submit them for inclusion as a guest post.
Contact us at democracyunderfire@gmail.com

Thursday, March 3, 2011

James Travers RIP

We are saddened to hear of the passing of James Travers columnist extraordinare, protector of democracy and winner of a National Newspaper Award in 2009 for his column entitled: “The quiet unravelling of Canadian democracy.” His writings in large part encouraged us here at Democracy Under Fire to keep going despite a seemingly endless series of attacks on our democratic institutions.
Our condolences go out to his family, friend and colleges, he will be missed.

Support Democracy - Recommend this Post at Progressive Bloggers

1 comment:

jim travers said...

Came across the name of Jim Travers while searching the internet reading articles written by journalists from around the world. Always thought of sending an email to Jim as I write small articles on social media sites like facebook, yahoo and Indymedia and I thought of seeking his opinion on my writing. Unfortunately I learn today that Jim passed away and for that I send my sympathy to his family and colleagues in the Toronto Star.


Jim Travers
Republic of Ireland