Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

A murder that changed Toronto?

Today I was featured, along with historian Gilberto Fernandes, in a CBC article on the 1977 murder of shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques, a crime that stirred up passions in Toronto and provoked fierce police repression of the sex industry and LGBTQ community. This is linked to our panel discussion at the Gallery of Portuguese Pioneers tonight, organized to discuss the event and its impact forty years later.

Read the article here. A shorter version of the story also ran on CBC Radio.


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This entry was posted on June 22, 2017 by in Uncategorized.

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