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James Egan


James Egan


James Egan was a gay activist and the first Canadian in an openly gay relationship to be elected to public office. He and his partner Jack Nesbit challenged the courts over spousal allowance benefits in 1988, leading to the landmark decision that sexual orientation is a protected basis of discrimination in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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April 11, 14, 15 Toronto A series of […]February 22, March 7 Toronto […]January 13 Toronto Nathan Cohen […]

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Two Guest EditorialCanada's Pioneer Gay Activist: Jim EganPolice Concern for Homosexual Clubs 'Illogical'