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Maclean’s Magazine Names U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis Canadian of the Year
Maclean's magazine has named U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis its inaugural Canadian of the Year for his "vision, perseverance and above all his passion" in fighting AIDS. Lewis has "devoted his energy, optimism and, occasionally, white-hot anger, to prodding the world to action" in fighting the disease, Maclean's says, adding that instead of getting "frustrated and disheartened" by Western countries' complacency about the disease, Lewis "decided to turn his despair and anger to advantage." Lewis said, "I'm still at the end of my rope. ... But what is my emotional disarray compared to the hell that is happening? I'm in a great rage now, as I understand how many lives we have lost. But I don't want to leave until I see a breakthrough" (Gatehouse, Maclean's, 12/29). The complete article is available online.
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