Rafe: A Memoir


255 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 1-55017-319-7
DDC 971.1'04'092






Reviewed by Ann Turner

Ann Turner is the financial and budget manager of the University of
British Columbia Library.


Outspoken radio talk-show host Rafe Mair is well known to British
Columbians, both in his present line of work and as a member of the B.C.
legislature and cabinet minister from 1975 to 1980. He is an
outstanding, if controversial, broadcaster and journalist, and the
recipient of the 2003 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achieve-ment Award for
Excellence in Journalism. He was an active and highly visible Minister
of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and environment minister before
leaving politics to take up his career in radio, but readers may not
know that his first career was in law or much about his private life.

In this memoir, he fills in those earlier years, shares his personal
feelings and experiences, and names names as he tells what really
happened behind the headlines and in the studio. The book is a
fascinating source of information and opinion about the political,
consumer, and environmental concerns of British Columbians over the past
30 years. Fortunately, it is well indexed.


Mair, Rafe., “Rafe: A Memoir,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 16, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/14736.