Clayton C. Ruby was one of Canada’s leading lawyers, an outspoken proponent of freedom of the press, and a prominent member of the environmental community. He received his LL.B. from the University of Toronto and his LL.M. from the University of California (Berkeley) and is the author of several legal textbooks. He specialized in criminal, constitutional, administrative and civil rights law, devoting his professional career to ensuring that those who are underprivileged or facing discrimination are given equal access to our legal system. In 1994, Mr. Ruby represented Svend Robinson who had been present at the unlawful medically-assisted death of Sue Rodriguez, but who in the end was not charged.