Highlights/non-fiction

Arts and Entertainment, Society

RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction: long list revealed

The RBC Taylor Prize long list has been released, It’s the prize for the best Canadian literary work of non-fiction. The trio of jurors consists of, Camilla Gibb (award winning novelist), Roy MacGregor (multi-award winning non-fiction author) and Beverley McLachlin» 

Economy, International, Politics

How the press and politics have evolved in Canada (and likely elsewhere) (part 2 of 2) 

Book: Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The Battle for Truth on Parliament Hill In the beginning was politics, shortly after came the press. In the early days in Canada, and undoubtedly elsewhere, newspapers –print journalism- was very biased. Papers» 

Politics

How the press and politics have evolved in Canada (and likely elsewhere) (part 1 of 2)

Book: Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The Battle for Truth on Parliament Hill In the beginning was politics, shortly after came the press. In the early days in Canada, and undoubtedly elsewhere, newspapers –print journalism- was very biased. Papers» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

De-extinction; new book examines the multitude of issues

(skype interview below : Comments open to post and read at very bottom) The creatures may have gone extinct anywhere thousands of years ago, like the wooly mammoth, or maybe only a hundred years ago like the passenger pigeon, but» 

International, Politics, Society

Non-fiction: Presidential authority: exceeding the law?

( Ryan Alford (PhD) has practiced law in the U.S. and Canada, is now a professor at Lakehead University in Ontario and author. © Lakehead Univers video interview below) The most powerful nation on Earth is, and has been for some» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada’s big prize for literary non-fiction

It’s called the RBC-Taylor prize and this year marks the 16th awarding of the prize. Awarded to Canadian authors the $25,000 prize is awarded to the book is judged to best demonstrate a superb command of the English language, an» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

Non-fiction: Noah Richler- The Candidate

Noah Richler is a journalist, columnist, podcaster, and author. He was also, almost, a federal politician. With idealistic belief in what he could do in for Canadian citizens and for the country, he put his name forward for the left» 

Environment, Society

Book: non-fiction: Mark Winston- Bee Time-Lessons from the Hive

Around the world people are becoming increasingly concerned about bees. Without the pollination efforts of bees there would be virtually no crops, and massive starvation would result. But there is a lot more to bees than pollination and honey. Mark» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

David Halton: Biography of Matthew Halton wartime correspondent

Matthew Halton was one of the world’s best known and greatest foreign correspondents and war-correspondents. History has shown him on so many occasions to be extremely precient in his analysis of world events, and all too often the lone voice» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Mark Abley: Biography of DC Scott: lauded poet, vilified bureaucrat

This week, Montreal columnist and author Mark Abley is my guest as we talk about his latest book, Conversations with a Dead Man: The legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott. Montreal author, poet, and columnist Mark Abley: his book published in»