Mainstreet Cape Breton | Nov 2, 2012 | 9:00

Remembering Dave Harley

Cape Breton humourist Dave Harley, best known for his role as General John Cabot Trail of the Cape Breton Liberation Army, has died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Dave Harley, a.k.a. General John Cabot Trail of the Cape Breton Liberation Army, died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Dave Harley, a.k.a. General John Cabot Trail of the Cape Breton Liberation Army, died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Harley brought his offbeat show to the stage as well as the screen and airwaves, entertaining radio and television audiences in a career spanning more than 25 years. In the 1980's, Harley called for the separation of Cape Breton island from the rest of Nova Scotia. His rallying cry was "down with the causeway!" John Aylward was longtime friends with Dave, and shared his memories with us shortly after his passing.

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