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“Downfall” Book Talk with Robert Rotenberg

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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On February 25, criminal lawyer and bestselling author Robert Rotenberg (BA ’75 Innis) presents his latest book, Downfall, in conversation with fellow alumnus and writer david israelson headshotDavid Israelson (BA ’88 Innis; pictured right).

Thursday, February 25
7 pm EST
A free, live, virtual (Zoom) book talk
Online registration required (see below)


A riveting page-turner ringing with authenticity, Downfall is a scathing look at the growing disparity between rich and poor in Canada’s wealthiest city.

Robert Rotenberg is one of Toronto’s top criminal lawyers, and is the author of several bestselling novels, including Old City Hall, The Guilty Plea, Stray Bullets, Stranglehold, Heart of the City, and Downfall. Visit him at or follow him @RobertRotenberg. 

(Photo of Robert Rotenberg, above, by Ted Feld)

David Israelson is a writer, editor, consultant and non-practicing lawyer. He is principal of Eon Communications and Research, which he founded after more than a decade as a senior public relations executive. David is a busy freelance writer and advisor who also conducts communications training programs in Canada and internationally. His longer works include two books and an academic paper on energy policy. David served as senior writer for the Premier of Ontario and is an active volunteer board member with several not-for-profit organizations, including Music Niagara. He lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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February 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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