OC Transpo driver who confronted Islamophobia succumbs to cancer

OC Transpo driver who confronted Islamophobia succumbs to cancer

An OC Transpo driver who made headlines across the country when he stood up to an Islamophobic attack on a city bus has died.

Alain Charette died Aug. 14, after a battle with cancer, according to an obituary posted online. He was 61.

In May 2016, a passenger on a No. 118 OC Transpo bus yelled Islamophobic taunts at an Ottawa woman named Hailey DeJong, who was wearing a niqab.

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