Tom Berger

“No free man shall be distrained to make bridges.” Tom Berger’s first fight against injustice as a young Vancouver labor lawyer by Rod Mickleburgh The recent passing of Tom Berger brought an outpouring of tributes and accolades for his long, unparalleled career as a legal groundbreaker and social justice advocate Read more…

Jack Kavanagh

An Irish-Marxist BC Labour Leader written by Donna Sacuta A fiery Irish-Catholic who lost both parents before he turned 12, Jack Kavanagh came to Vancouver in 1908 after serving in the British Army in South Africa during the Boer War. Upon arriving in BC, Kavanagh took up the tile-laying trade Read more…