Category Archive: Biography

‘Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine & Robert Baldwin’: John Ralston Saul, 2010

LaFontaine and Baldwin

John Ralston Saul’s new book, part of the ‘Extraordinary Canadians’ series, chronicles this violent, revolutionary, and extremely important time in our history. It is the story of two men, strangers to one another and of entirely different heritage, who were brought together by their shared philosophy and together brought their ideals to all of Canada.

‘Nellie McClung’: Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray discusses her biography on Nellie McClung who fought for the right of women to be recognized as “persons”. The book is part of the ‘Extraordinary Canadians’ series.

‘Lester B. Pearson’: Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen discusses his contribution to the book series ‘Extraordinary Canadians’ about the 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Lester Pearson.

‘My Years as Prime Minister’: Jean Chrétien, 2007

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien sits down with Allan Gregg for a wide-ranging interview. They discuss Chrétien’s new memoir, My Years as Prime Minister, his views on the state of politics in Canada and his recent heart surgery.

‘Hell or High Water’: Paul Martin, 2008

Paul Martin discusses his new political memoir, ‘Hell or High Water’.

‘Bennett’: John Boyko, 2010

The Agenda featuring a discussion between Steve Paikin and John Boyko, author of ‘Bennett: The Rebel who Challenged and Changed a Nation’.

‘Harperland’: Lawrence Martin, 2010

Harperland by Lawrence Martin

Martin’s Harperland provides an interesting and intimate behind the scenes view of the Conservative government under Stephen Harper. He spoke with former aids and friends of the Prime Minister and the party to flesh out the events of the first two terms of Harper’s reign.