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Raymond Taavel, 1962 - 2012
Apr 18, 2012
It is with great sadness that Fair Vote Canada mourns the passing of Raymond Taavel, democracy activist, killed early Tuesday morning in Halifax.
Ryan Raymond Taavel was a volunteer regional coordinator for Fair Vote Canada. He was a driving force for setting up a new Fair Vote Canada chapter in Halifax.
Raymond was also a well-known former editor for Wayves magazine and former chairman of Gay Pride week. As was typical for Raymond in bettering his community and reducing conflict, Raymond attempted to break up a fight between two men when one turned on him, beating him fatally.
“Ray was a champion for democracy,” said Fair Vote Canada Executive Director Wayne Smith. “He embodied the notion that democracy is a do-it-yourself project. His loss is a blow to our movement, but the work will continue in his memory.”