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Memorable Manitobans: Michael John Rosner (1957-2002)

Community activist.

Born with congenital muscular atrophy at Winnipeg on 11 May 1957, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with an Honours Degree in Business Administration. He was a founder of the League of the Physically Disabled and served as its Chairperson for twenty years. He made many television and radio appearances, while working for the Federal Finance Department, where he advocated for the disabled and fought to keep disabled persons out of institutions. He died at Winnipeg on 3 March 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 12 January 2017

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