The Canadian Press reports that former Canadian Privacy Commissioner George Radwanski died this past Thursday of a heart attack at the age of 67. Radwanski was the editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star before becoming involved in public policy in the 1980s. A speech and policy writer for Jean Chretien, the prime minister appointed Radwanski as federal privacy commissioner in 1996, where he served until resigning in 2003 amidst a parliamentary investigation for inappropriate spending. He was cleared of all charges of fraud in 2009, but the report notes that his career never recovered from the incident. “I think it was a nightmare for him being charged with anything, and being acquitted I think he thought, ‘Now I’ve been exonerated and now I can re-engage in public life,’ and he didn’t really get a chance to do that,” his son told reporters.
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