Alan Borovoy

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Alan Borovoy
Born Alfred Alan Borovoy
Occupation Lawyer
Known for General counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Alfred Alan Borovoy, OC (born 1932) is a Canadian lawyer best known as the general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA).[1]

He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1956 from the University of Toronto. He has been awarded four honorary doctorates. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1958.[1] In 1960, Borovoy started working as secretary of the Jewish Labour Committee in Toronto[2] fighting racism against minority groups in Toronto, particularly Black Canadians.[3] In 1968, he became general counsel for the CCLA, a position he held until his retirement on 1 July 2009[1][1]

He is the author of The New Anti-Liberals, Uncivil Obedience: The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator and When Freedoms Collide: The Case for Our Civil Liberties, which was nominated for the 1988 Governor General's Awards. His latest book, Categorically Incorrect: Ethical fallacies in Canada's war on terror was released in early 2007.[1]

In 1982, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[4]