Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bryan Cantley, key figure in Canada's National Newspaper Awards, dies at 66

Bryan Cantley, a former reporter and editor who oversaw the National Newspaper Awards for many years, has died. He was 66.
The awards organization says Cantley died Tuesday in hospital in Oakville, Ont., after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last month. He was executive secretary of the awards.
Cantley's decades-long journalism career included working as a reporter and editor at the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal and the Etobicoke Guardian before joining the Canadian Daily Newspaper Association, now Newspapers Canada.
He went on to launch in 1999 the Canadian Association of Newspapers, which replaced the Canadian Managing Editors Conference and broadened its scope to include editors of all levels.
After retirement, Cantley remained at the helm of the National Newspaper Awards, but was unable to attend this year's gala in early May.

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