At long last, Mordecai Richler gets the tribute he deserves

Montreal Gazette

Mordecai Richler will finally get his proper due. And it couldn’t be a more fitting tribute for, inarguably, one of the greatest writers to have ever emerged from this dominion.

The Montreal Gazette has learned that Mayor Denis Coderre will announce at a city hall reception on March 12 that the Mile-End Library on Parc Ave. will be renamed for Mordecai Richler. With his family and friends in attendance, Richler, who passed away nearly 14 years ago, will also be named a “Montreal citizen of honour” by Coderre.

“It’s about time,” Coderre said. “Something had to be done to honour this great Montreal writer. His family and the city have waited long enough.”

The mayor’s got that right. Florence Richler, the widow of the author now living in Toronto, was overjoyed with the news about the renaming of the library.

“I’m over the moon with delight and feel that it is so…

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