I have sad news to impart: On June 2, 2014, Don Whiteley passed away. See his obituary in the Vancouver Sun. He was a great ally from the journalistic community, and he will be greatly missed.
See also some of his articles:
The accidental Kenyan: What would happen if the African nation copied U.S. tax policy?
@BCBusiness Gets the Canadian #FATCA Capitulation story right! By Don Whiteley
Will Canada’s hard line on Eritrea’s ‘diaspora’ tax apply to the U.S.?
Re: Don Whiteley’s Guest Book
I would love to leave a message there but we “the targeted ones”, more than ever, need to be cautious about real name revelations. My message would be:
Don (Arrow) Whiteley won the hearts and gratitude of those of us who have been congregating at the Isaac Brock Society website for the past few years. He used his finely-honed journalism skills to educate his readers and in the process he boosted our spirits and gave us courage. We will greatly miss our straight shooting Arrow. We send our heartfelt condolences to Don’s family, friends and colleagues.
@Em: Thanks for that link. I just posted a message there–complete with my old Brock uniform photo.
I encourage others to leave messages. You do need to give a name and city, but you could do it under an alternate name.
You do not have to leave your e-mail address unless you want to be notified of other messages.
Don’s clear strong articles and comments cut straight to the essentials.
He had the whole game: curiosity, tenacity, clarity, empathy, the ability to spin a compelling story, and a nose for news. “Arrow” told it like it is: an economic assault and a human right crisis.
His passing is a loss for all Canadians. My condolences to his family.
Very sad to hear – my condolences as well to his wife and family. Don was indeed the straightest-shooting Arrow of all and will be greatly missed by many. His words will continue to ring true and inspire us all.
@ Stephen Kish
Thanks for putting that in Don Whiteley’s guest book. Gosh this has been a sad day (except for Lynne’s excellent article in Tax-News) but I’m certain our Arrow would want us to fight on with the ADCS fund. Watch for a cheque that is on its way from Mr. Em (his bank’s branch is bigger than a twig).
So sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family.
This is so sad. I’ve felt sad all day after reading this news. Maybe the impact goes back to his brilliant “Accidental Kenyan” article, which conveyed so much, so clearly, and really stood out. I always looked forward to his articles, and his thoughtful posts and comments on other articles. I had hoped to hear of Arrow enjoying a Mt. Baker hike with Just Me. My condolences to his family.
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