Hardy, William George (1895-1979)

W. G. Hardy was a writer, professor and hockey administrator. Born and raised on a farm called “The Elms” near Lindsay, Ontario, to parents George and Annie, Hardy was one of seven children. His sister, Winnifred Hardy, served as a nursing sister for WWI. Official records put his place of birth as Peniel, Ontario, but all that remains of the community once located at the intersection of Peniel Road and Kawartha Lakes County Road 46 is a church.

South of this intersection, Hardy attended school where he used to daydream while completing school by age 10. “They let me go at my own pace.” He was writing epic poetry by age 12. For the next few years, he worked the farm and taught himself Greek. He already knew Latin.

Hardy attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, first attempting a mathematics degree, but then switching to the Classics so he could obtain a scholarship. He paid for his degree in scholarships, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1917.

While at university, Hardy served the Canadian Officers’ Training Corps. In April 1917, Hardy tried to enlist for WWI, signing up for the 109th Battalion in Lindsay, but was rejected for medical reasons. He returned to serve the University of Toronto’s Officers Company, but was discharged due to his heart condition. He never saw active service.

While working towards his Masters in Arts at the University of Toronto, Hardy married Llewella May Sonley and managed a publication called The Rebel.

After obtaining his Masters in 1920, Hardy took a position as a lecturer at the University of Alberta, and by 1922 he earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a professorship at the University of Alberta. From 1938 to 1964, Hardy served at head of the Department of Classics. He gave talks about the Classics on CBC Radio. In 1979, the CBC published unedited transcripts of this radio programs in the book, CBC television programs on W.G. Hardy and Hazel McCuaig (1979.) Additionally, Hardy criticized fascism and the modern education system. His articles about the Alberta education system were collected and published in the booklet, Education in Alberta (1954.)

After relocating to Alberta, Hardy began coaching the Alberta Golden Bears hockey team. He served as president of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association and was appointed to the Alberta branch of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada. Hardy put forth a motion to have the 1936 Summer Olympics taken away from Berlin due to Germany banning Jewish athletes. Hockey in Western Canada flourished with Hardy’s involvement, but was not without problems:

Hardy publicized the CAHA ambitions and published the article “Should We Revise Our Amateur Laws?” in Maclean’s on November 1, 1936. He argued for updating the definition of amateur, when it was commonly accepted to bend the rules in hockey. He felt that the AAU of C was hypocritical for classifying cricket, soccer, and tennis as pastime sports where athletes may compete with or against professionals and still be called amateurs. He sought for these inconsistencies with respect to professionals and amateurs should be “ironed out and a common-sense view be taken of the situation”. He further stated that the old definition of amateur came “from the days when only gentlemen with independent means were supposed to engage in sport”; and that in the era of the Great Depression, it was justified that a hockey player be allowed legitimate employment in sport and be compensated for work lost while away at playoffs or representing his country at international events.[39]

The amateur issue achieved significant press coverage by November 1936. Canadian journalist Scott Young wrote that public perception was against the AAU of C definition, and that Canadians were in favour of amateurs being compensated for travel, which was perceived as a reason for Canada not winning the gold medal in ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics.[42] 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Hardy

(Scott Young was also a writer in Kawartha Lakes.)

Hardy’s legacy in hockey lives on in the Dr. W. G. Hardy Trophy established 1951 and the Hardy Cup established in 1968.

While it may seem strange for a scholar of the Classics to be so involved in ice hockey and writing novels, Hardy didn’t think so. “That was the Greek way of doing things. I didn’t want to become a straight academic. I was too interested in people.”

Hardy wrote his first novel, A Son of Eli, during a two-week period in 1929 when his wife was away from home. McLean’s published the book as a serial. Hardy said, “I write very fast. I never pretended to be a genius, but I have a talent for writing. I know my stuff.” Hardy went on to publish a dozen more books, some fiction and others non-fiction, countless short stories, as well as curate two anthologies.

Hardy was president of the Alberta branch of the Canadian Authors Association in 1972 and president of the national organization at least three times. He gave workshops and was a judge for writing contests, including the 1963 contest for new lyrics for the Maple Leaf Forever.

Hardy said his writing was a hobby, but that writing was hard work. He believed, “Some write for money, some for fame and recognition and some because they have a passion to express themselves. Amateur writers need the passion most.” He did not think writers should be too ‘arty.’ He believed in writing to market while also finding a compromise between what writers want to write and what the public wants to read. “After all,” he said, “the function of words is to put across ideas— and so why not market them’.”

“I believe that everyone has a novel inside them, formed through their own experiences and observations,” Dr. Hardy said tliis was his third reason for believing writers in Alberta could produce novels.

Dr. Hardy, who was president of the 1972 convention of the Canadian Authors Association, said he believes there are many advantages to writing a novel rather than a short story.

He said novels can use more characters, more places and a less – rigid structure, than short stories. Dr. Hardy said “besides these points, writing a novel is more fun.”

How do people go about starting to write a novel? Dr. Hardy said a good way for most to begin is to base the novel on n topic with which they are familiar.

He said to begin any of the three main types of novels — historical, contemporary life, novelists should follow a few basic steps.

To start with they should analyze what special knowledge they have going for them which could be helpful as background for their writing. Then books should be read to see how’ other authors have handled that type of novel.

The next basic step is for the writer to decide if he wants to write in the first or third person. Dr. Hardy said he prefers first person because by use of first person many points of view and many different characters can be presented.

The other suggestions Dr. Hardy gave were to draw up a resume — to help decide what the novel will say; to choose characters carefully and to decide on an approach — realistic or romantic.

He said one of the last things a writer does before actually writing the novel is a story line. By use cf the story line the information that doesn’t fit the general theme is discarded.

Dr. Hardy said when the novelist has had a book published he has completed “an achievement equivalent to any in the world.”

https://newspaperarchive.com/sports-clipping-oct-02-1972-1461043/

Books:

A Son of Eli (1929)

Father Abraham (1935)

Turn Back the River (1938)

All the Trumpets Sounded (1942)

The Unfulfilled (1952)

The City of Libertines (1957)

From Sea Unto Sea: Canada — 1850 to 1910 (1959)

The Greek and Roman World (1962)

Our Heritage from the Past (1964)

Journey into the past (1965)

Origins and Ordeals of the Western World: Lessons from Our Heritage in History (1968)

The Scarlet Mantel (1978)

The Bloodied Toga (1979, posthumous)

Anthologies:

Alberta Golden Jubilee Anthology (1955)

Alberta: A Natural History (1967)

McDonnell, William “Squire” (1814-1900)

Early settler in Lindsay, Ontario, William McDonnell is perhaps best known locally as the author of Manita, a poem he created about a local legend. The legend tells of young Iroquois chief Ogemah, who fell in love with Manita, a beautiful chief’s daughter of their rivals, the Heron peoples. Since the poem was written without the consent or input of indigenous peoples, it is an example of cultural appropriation.

While the poem spans 26 pages, the book opens with several pages describing the town of Lindsay, and with the last pages of the book consisting of advertising for local steamboats, it appears the book was created to draw tourism.

The controversy around Manita is not new.

Watson Kirkconnell asserts many of the facts from the original legend were changed. “From this era, too, dates the legend of Manita. In the version told me by Johnston Paudash, son of the Mississaga Chief at the Nanahazhoo Reserve, Rice Lake, Manita or Nomena (“light of love”) was the daughter of a great Mississaga chief who lived at Pleasant Point, Sturgeon Lake. Ogemah, an Iroquois chief, paddled alone from his own country to ask for her in marriage, but was murdered by a jealous Mississaga brave. About 1886 a poem on this theme was published in Lindsay by the late Mr. William McDonnell. This poem is a pretty little idyll, but as a portrayal of Indian psychology it is hopelessly sentimental and therefore unbelievable. It also substitutes Huron for Mississaga, Sturgeon Point for Pleasant Point and brings Ogemah on the stage by way of Lindsay, the wrong direction entirely.” (from Victoria County Centennial History, 1921 edition.)

(Paudash’s version of the story of Manita and Ogemah has been captured in this Ford Moynes’s article.)

The only known remaining copy of Manita, once belonging to local writer and historian Ford Moynes, is located in the archives of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library. They’ve recently digitized the book and made Manita available to view online.

Although he was known locally as Squire McDonnell and the author of Manita, outside of Kawartha Lakes (then Victoria County), he was the author of several books, which were published in the hundreds of thousands and read around the world, and a play that was performed in Toronto:

From the pen of Mr. George Beall, Albert Street, and from his scrap book comes a second interesting story: “Wm. McDonnell, 1814-1900, born Cork. Ireland. Wm. McDonnell went to Peterborough in 1830 and then studied law at Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He settled in Lindsay in the 1840’s and founded a tannery, and later a store about 1852. He was in the Lindsay Customs Office and also a Lieut. Colonel in the Militia. He was a good musician and composed both libretts and music for the 3-act opera “The Fisherman’s Daughter”, which was put on at the Princess Theatre, Toronto.

He very successfully wrote several books the sales of which ran into hundreds of thousands. He published two narrative poems – “Manita” and “Cleope”. Manita was based on an Indian legend of Sturgeon Point, and later a steamer, owned by Charles Burgoyne of Fenelon Falls, and ran daily trips between Lindsay and Coboconk was named “Manita” after the heroine of this poem.

Wm. McDonnell was always known in Lindsay as “ Squire” McDonnell. He built two houses on the north end of York Street on the river bank. The first was burned in the fire of 1861 and the second is with some additions, the present Canadian Legion Hall.

After his father brought young McDonnell to Canada, business reverses compelled the father to return to Ireland, but he died on the way home and young McDonnell was left alone in Canada to fend for himself at the age of 16 years.

His indomitable energy, intelligence and uprightness won for him the place which he was to hold until the day of his death, a place in the hearts; of all who knew him. His record was an exceptionally good one. He was chosen as clerk of the Division Court and appointed Justice of the Peace. He was a member of the County Council, was Reeve and for many years a member of the Council of the Town of Lindsay. He was a frequent contributor to the Public Press and wrote a series of articles on “ Government” for the Toronto Globe.

It is interesting to note that he supervised the taking of the first census in Victoria County and appointed Census Commissioner by a warrant issued the 2nd of January, 1852, by his Excellency James Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Governor General of Canada.

Wm. McDonnell was a member of King Hiram Lodge A.F. and A.M. He was interested in education and for many years held the position of chairman of the Grammar School Board. Up to the time of his death he maintained a keen interest in public affairs. He died at the age of 81 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery.”

https://vitacollections.ca/kl-digitalarchive/2669011/data?n=4

(Note: the above quote from an article by Ford Moynes published in the Lindsay Daily Post, no date known, cites McDonnell’s biography as written by George Beall and taken from the Beall scrapbook. Upon searching the digitized copy of the Beall scrapbook, made available online by the Kawartha Lakes Public Library and courtesy of the Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives, it appears the McDonnell biography pages are missing. Perhaps they will turn up in the Ford Moynes fonds.)

Although the publication of A Man from Mars was announced in The St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) of Saturday 5th December 1891, it appears it never made it to print:

A theosophical novel by Mr. W. McDonnell, author of the very successful “Exeter Hall,” and of “Heathen of the Heath,” is announced for early issue by John A. Taylor & Co. of New York. The title selected for the forthcoming book is “A Man from Mars,” and the story is said to run on the lines of Edward Bellamy’s sociological “Looking Backward.” * The work purports to describe a visit to the planet Mars by two adepts in theosophy by occult powers. They find a perfect social system in operation amongst the inhabitants of Mars—society being organized on the same principles as those laid down in Mr. Bellamy’s story.

source: https://wordhistories.net/2021/05/14/man-from-mars/
McDonnell’s house, now the Royal Canadian Legion branch 67. The riverbank is now McDonnell Park. This postcard is from the Beall scrapbook (from the Beall collection at the Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives)

Books:

A Man from Mars (1891)

Exeter Hall: a theological romance (1873) (also at Kawartha Lakes Public Library)

The Heathens of the Heath (1874)

Plays:

Marina, The Fisherman’s Daughter: an operatic romance in three acts (1884)

Poetry:

Manita: a poem (1884) (also at Kawartha Lakes Public Library)

Cleopa

Other possible publications:

Family Creeds: a romance (1879)

Reminisces of a Preacher: a theological romance (1887)

Lucy E.M. Black

Lucy E.M. Black is the author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, a collection of short stories (Inanna Publications, 2017) and Eleanor Courtown, a work of historical fiction (Seraphim Editions, 2017).  Her novel, Stella’s Carpet (Now or Never Publishing, 2021) is a study of intergenerational trauma. The Brickworks (Now or Never Publishing) will be released in Fall 2023. Her award-winning short stories have been published in Britain, Ireland, USA and Canada in literary journals and magazines including Cyphers Magazine, the Hawai’i Review, The Antigonish Review and others. She is a dynamic workshop presenter, experienced interviewer and freelance writer.  She lives with her partner in the small lakeside town of Port Perry, Ontario, the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, First Nations. 

Of her first book of short stories (The Marzipan Fruit Basket), best-selling author Donna Morrissey says Lucy E.M. Black arrives into the world of Can Lit with this compilation of beautifully written short stories that speak to the heartfelt intimacies of both her characters and her readers.

Stella’s Carpet is a treat – a multinational, multigenerational gem of a novel about family, loss and the ties that bind.  Lucy Black writes with heart, verve… and oodles of talent.”  —Brad Smith, award-winning author of Copperhead Road, The Return of Kid Cooper, The Goliath Run, Cactus Jack  

Lucy writes and distributes a Monthly Newsletter, whichincludes book reviews, her book news, as well as promotes local arts events

She is a columnist for the Pineridge Arts Council, The Writing Room is the name of her column

She is a freelance writer for Silver Sage Magazine and other publications

Lucy has assumed the position of Creative Non-fiction Editor, The Artisanal Writer, an online journal discussing the craft of writing

Website:www.lucyemblack.com

Facebook:  Lucy EMBlack (2200 friends)

Instagram: lucyemblack (3450 followers)

Lucy has served as Juror for The Writers’ Union of Canada writing contest multiple times, in addition to several local writing contests

She is an experienced workshop presenter on The Craft of Writing, Artifact-Based Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Memoir

She regularly makes presentations to Book Clubs, Service Clubs and Libraries on the craft of writing.

Author of:

The Marzipan Fruit Basket

Eleanor Courtown

Stella’s Carpet

Tuinman, Gwen

Gwen Tuinman is author of The Last Hoffman. Her novel writing explores human tenacity and how women navigate the social restrictions of their era. Gwen is currently writing her third novel. Her fiction and nonfiction works appear in The Globe and MailReader’s DigestWunderlit Magazine, and Blank Spaces Magazine. She blogs about writing life, introspections and history at GwenTuinman.com

Author of:

The Last Hoffman

Ghadery, Hollay

Hollay Ghadery is a multi-genre writer living in rural Ontario on Anishinaabe land. She has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her acclaimed memoir on mixed-race identity and mental illness, Fuse, was released by Guernica Editions’ MiroLand imprint in Spring 2021. Her personal essays have also appeared on Today’s Parents and CBC Parents. You can find her on Instagram @hollayghadery and Twitter @Hollay2.

Author of:

Fuse

Matters of Time, an anthology

Time.

It affects our every decision. We set alarms, celebrate milestones, and perform daily routines.

Eighty-eight years and twenty-two birthdays, there’s a riddle. Five bucks to the person who can puzzle through that one.

We can change almost every aspect of our lives, but time. Its swiftly moving current propels us to an unknown end.

People who feel trapped will do just about anything to free themselves.

This multi-genre collection will thrill and entertain you with tales of characters making choices with their given minutes…until they run out of time.

Maybe you remember where you were when the clocks stopped and the nightmare began.

Contains stories with zombies, mermaids, magic, and enchantment.

With stories by Kawartha Lakes authors:

Altaire Gural

Sharon Overend

Lori Jean Rowsell

Sara C. Walker

PRESS:

The Lindsay Advocate

Toronto Star

Doble, Mark

Mark Doble has a Bachelor of Music from McMaster University. He has written for fan magazines, websites and blogs about Canadian music. “Domenic Troiano – His Life and Music” is his first book.

Book:

“Domenic Troiano – His Life and Music”

https://www.thestar.com/local-kawartha-lakes/entertainment/books/2021/10/16/lindsay-author-s-debut-book-celebrates-canadian-guitar-legend.html

Hill, Lorne

 Lorne Hill has lived in Kawartha for 20 years, having summered here since 1958. He’s written 6 books; dozens of academic articles and reports to municipalities; won two small prizes at the Stephen Leacock festival for amateurs and is a member of the Lindsay Writers Group.

Background:

University of Toronto, History, Emeritus 
Professor and Chair of History Department at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education; Department Head, Clarkson Secondary School, Clarkson Ontario; Assistant Head, Monarch Park Secondary School, Toronto Ontario; Educational Reviewer for the Books In Canada magazine; Director, Orillia NDP; Vice-president of Kawartha City Library Board; President, Lake Dalrymple Association for Environmental Protection; President, Lake Dalrymple Ratepayers Association; Patron, American School for Classical Studies; Member, Canadian Mediterranean Institute; Researcher, Canada Studies Foundation; Vice-president, Burlington Photographic Society; Author, co-author, editor and publisher of books, articles and short stories

Publications:

 Book Reviews

1983 “CANADIANS WANTED: NO LIBERALS NEED APPLY’’ in The Reviewing Librarian, 8:3, March 

1980 “BUG OFF, MR.CHIPS’’ in Books in Canada, 9:5, May 

1979 “HOW TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH A FEDERAL FANTASY’’ in Books in Canada, 8:3, March 

1970 “THE WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE”, Beatrice Magder (Toronto: MacLean-Hunter) and “ECONOMIC NATIONALISM”, Barry Riddell (Toronto: MacLean- Hunter) in The Canadian Journal of History and Social Science, 5:2, March 

1967 “GREAT BRITAIN SINCE 1688”, K. B. Smellie (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan) in History Newsletter, Jan. 

Book Review Articles

1980 “CORE WARS; THE DESPERATE FIGHT FOR TERRITORIAL CONTROL IN OUR SCHOOLS’’ in Books in Canada, 9:7, Aug.-Sept. 

“CLIO IN THE CLASSROOM’’ in Books in Canada, 9:3, March 

1979 “PERIPHERAL TO THE CORES’’ in Books in Canada, 8:7, Aug./Sept. 

“OTHER ERAS, OTHER OPTIONS’’ in Books in Canada, 8:3, March 

1978 “SYLLABUS FOR SURVIVAL’’ in Books in Canada, 7:7, Sept. 

1975 “CLIO WITH HER GIRDLE ON’’ in Books in Canada, 4:9, Sept. 

Articles

2002 “HEALTH CARE IN ONTARIO: A BUMMER OF A HOSPITAL STAY”, The CANADIAN CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES, September 

1992 “SABOTAGE — PART 2” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall 1992 

“A RESPONSE TO SETH KLINE” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Spring 

“SABOTAGE, SCAPEGOATS OR SUCKERS?” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Winter

1991“POLITICALLY CORRECT THOUGHT FOR HISTORY TEACHERS” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Spring 

“WHO AM I?” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall 

“HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall 

1990 A RESPONSE TO “REFLECTIONS: A FIRST-YEAR TEACHER RECALLS THE YEAR’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall 

“THAT BABY IS UGLY’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall

1987 “ROOTS OF THE CLASSICAL AGE: SOME SCHOLARLY VIEWS ON CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE’’ in THE ANCIENT WORLD, Autumn 

“THE SKILL OF SEPARATING FACT FROM OPINION’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Autumn (See also ONTERIS) 

“HOW I FAILED THE TAXONOMY TEST’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Spring (See also ONTERIS) 

1985 “PRACTICE TEACHING DIARY’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Winter 

1983 “HOW I SURVIVED ANOTHER PRACTICE- TEACHING SESSION’’ in TEACHER EDUCATION, 22, April OHASSTA Journal, 4:2, Winter 

“FEUT-TORONTO HISTORY HEADS’ SURVEY’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 3:3, Spring (See also ONTERIS) 

1981 “TEACHING IN 1991’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 2:4, Summer. Reprinted in FORUM and TEACHER EDUCATION 

1980 “DEVELOPING SKILLS AND CONCEPTS’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 1:3, June 

“RE-COOKING THE CURRICULUM’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 1:3, June 

“CLIO SPEAKS’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 1:3, June 

1972 “THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD IN EVALUATION’’ in CORRIDOR, OISE, Northwestern News letter, 14 

Manual

1991 SECONDARY SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHING FOR COMPLETE, UTTER AND ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, revised, 450 pages 

1990 SECONDARY SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHING FOR COMPLETE, UTTER AND ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN

1993 SAFETY MANUAL. CENTRE FOR BIOMATERIALS. University of Toronto, publisher and designer

1990 “LORNE HILL’S PHOTO OF THE MONTH’’, ABBEY’S OWN NEWSPAPER. January, February, March 

NEWSLETTER

2008-2014 MAPLEGROVE WEST NEWSLETTER, quarterly

2004 LOCAL LITERARY LAPSES, The Mariposa Writers’ Group, quarterly

2003-4 “THE MIND’S EYE”, The Mariposa Writers’ Group, quarterly, 

1999 “ON THE ROCKS”. Lake Dalrymple Associations for Environmental Protection. author and editor. Vol. 5

1995-6 “ON THE ROCKS”, Lake Dalrymple Associations for Environmental Protection. author and editor. Vol. 4

1994 “ON THE ROCKS”, Lake Dalrymple Associations for Environmental Protection. Newsletter. Vol. 3, #1-3, Spring, Summer, Autumn. author and editor.

1993 “ON THE ROCKS”, Lake Dalrymple Associations for Environmental Protection. Newsletter. Vol. 2, #1, May, author and editor 

1992 “ON THE ROCKS”, Lake Dalrymple Associations Newsletter. Vol. 1, #1-2, July and September, author and originator

1991 “THE BEACHER: THE NEWSLETTER FROM LAKE DALRYMPLE” Vol. 1, numbers 1-6, author and originator 

“IT’S OUR LAKE AND OUR LIVES”, Lake Dalrymple Associations 

“SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT”, Lake Dalrymple 1980-1 

“COMMENTS FROM CLIO” History Department Newsletter Vol. 1, numbers 1-4. author and originator 

Briefs

2001 PRESENTATION TO THE ONTARIO MUNICIPAL BOARD re Need to Revise the Aggregate and Planning Acts. March. 40 pages

1996 PRESENTATION TO MINISTER OF EDUCATION, HONOURABLE JOHN SNOBELEN re Plan to Regulate Excavation of Carden Plain. February 2.

1995 APPLICATION FOR FUNDING ASSISTANCE TO THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE FUND on behalf of Lake Dalrymple Association. November 14. Approved December.

1993 “FUTURE DIRECTIONS: A BRIEF TO THE SIMCOE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT FOR THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PLAN” on behalf of Lake Dalrymple Associations For Environmental Protection. January 31, 1993. (Also presented to Victoria County, Mara, Dalton, Orillia and Rama Townships and environmental groups from Georgian Bay to Coboconk as well as provincial and federal ministries.)

1992 APPLICATION FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE FUND on behalf of Lake Dalrymple Associations. Application accepted. Sept. 1992 

Publications: CO-AUTHOR 

Manual

1972 A GUIDE TO THE STORY OF WESTERN MAN, with Ricker, J. and Saywell, J., (Toronto: Clark Irwin). Revised and reissued as TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR THE EMERGENCE OF EUROPE AND EUROPE AND THE MODERN WORLD, 1977. 

Book 

1974 TWENTIETH CENTURY CANADA, with Conrad, M. and Ricker, J. (Toronto: Clark Irwin) 

EDITOR

1980 THE CONTEMPORARY CULTURES OF CANADA’S NATIVE PEOPLES, (Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons) a pamphlet 

CO-EDITOR

1980 MULTICULTURAL DOCUPAC, with Smith, G. (Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons) a kit 

1977 LET US LIVE: THE NATIVE PEOPLES OF CANADA, J. Embree, (Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons) a book

Books

1997 FACULTY FOLLIES: FEAR AND LOATHING AT A FACULTY OF EDUCATION (unpublished by order of the University of Toronto and Mr. Barry Prentice, lawyer)

2016-2021 A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES (unpublished)

2014- 2021 SINS OF THE MOTHERS: A MISSISSAUGA MEMOIR. (unpublished) 

A HISTORY OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN CANADA: THE AMERICAN TAKEOVER. (ABANDONNED)