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John Hofsess and his Underground Railroad

From: The Right to Die


John Hofsess, who founded the Right to Die Society of Canada in 1991, is an intriguing and controversial figure. He was a friend of artists and intellectuals such as Margaret Atwood, Claude Jutra and Eike-Henner Kluge. He was disliked and mistrusted by others, including, latterly, his assistant Evelyn Martens. Since the arrest of Evelyn Martens in 2002, Hofsess has kept a very low profile, but I was able to track him down and meet him in January of 2015.



Gary Bauslaugh

GARY BAUSLAUGH is the author of The Secret Power of Juries and Robert Latimer: A Story of Justice and Mercy. His writing has appeared in many publications and he has served as the president of the Humanist Association of Canada and editor of Humanist Perspectives. Gary, who holds a PhD in chemistry from McGill University, was a teacher and administrator in Canadian colleges and universities for many years. He lives in Victoria, B.C.