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Memorable Manitobans: Lubor J. Zink (1920-2003)


Born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1920, he fled to Britain when Germany invaded his country in 1939. He fought in the underground movement from England and later emigrated to Manitoba where, in 1958, he became an editorial writer for the Brandon Sun. Known for his “two-fisted, bare-knuckled” approach, he won a national newspaper award in 1961 and, later that year, was hired by the Toronto Telegram. When that paper folded ten years later, he moved to the Toronto Sun where he achieved fame for his fierce anti-communism columns. He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 6 November 2003.


“Boisterous writer fought communism vigorously,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 2003, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2015

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