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The Literacy Legacy of Jacques Demers

From Stephanie Levitz and Terri Theodore at the CP,

Two hockey hall-of-famers, the owner of a Canadian Tire store and a government employee are among the people who’ve confessed to hockey legend Jacques Demers that they, like him, are illiterate.

Since coming forward with the revelation that he struggles with basic reading and writing in a biography published two years ago, Demers has criss-crossed Canada and the U.S. speaking out about the issue. Once he was hockey’s golden boy, leading the Montreal Canadiens to Stanley Cup victory in 1993 and twice named coach of the year.

He’s since become a poster boy for literacy. He has headlined fundraisers and campaigns like Literacy Now in conjunction with the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games legacy program, the reason he was in Vancouver on Thursday.

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