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.