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May 01, 2007

Two Women, Remembered

Twowomen"This was never a person who was ever in anyone's old boy's club."
- Toronto legal scholar Peter Hogg, quoted in The Toronto Star's obituary to former Supreme Court Judge Bertha Wilson, who died on Saturday at the age of 83. "In her nine years on the Supreme Court, Bertha Wilson helped her colleagues understand the 'feminist critique' of equality law, which was that seemingly neutral laws often operate to the disadvantage of women and minorities."

"She was one of the few people I've met on the street who have taught me you can maintain your dignity and keep a sense of joy in life in spite of the greatest challenges."
- a University of Toronto grad student's online tribute to Bly Markis, who was found murdered in an underground stairwell at Bloor and Yonge Streets early Sunday, quoted in The Toronto Star's article about her life and death.