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Ron Graham

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Former associate producer of a documentary / Former contributor and associate editor
CBC-TV / Saturday Night magazine

    A member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, Ron Graham is an author and journalist. Born in Ottawa, he grew up in Montreal and received a B.A. from McGill University and an M.A. from the Institute of Canadian Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa.

    From 1977 to 1980, Graham was associate producer of the CBC-TV documentary series, "The Canadian Establishment," a six-hour examination of Canadian business. From 1982 to 1988, he was a regular contributor and associate editor with Saturday Night magazine in Toronto. Several of his articles won National Magazine Awards and other honours in Canadian journalism.

    Since then, Ron Graham has written for The Globe and Mail, the New York Times, Toronto Life, Report on Business magazine, Canadian Art, and other periodicals. He has frequently participated as a political and social analyst on Canadian radio and television. His books include One-Eyed Kings, an award-winning bestseller about Canadian politics in the first half of the 1980s; God's Dominion, a study of religion in Canada, which was nominated for a Governor General's award and became a four-hour CBC-TV documentary series; The French Quarter, a family memoir of the history and politics of French Canada; All the King's Horses, an account of Canadian politics in the 1990s; and The Last Act: Pierre Trudeau, the Gang of Eight, and the Fight for Canada about Canada’s constitutional battles.

    In addition to his own writings, he edited, among other books, Straight from the Heart and My Years as Prime Minister, the memoirs of Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien; The Essential Trudeau, with Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau; and Behind the Embassy Door, by Governor James Blanchard, the former US ambassador to Canada. He served as the English-language interviewer for the television memoirs of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Among other positions, Graham was the president of PEN Canada, held the Maclean Hunter Chair of Communications Ethics at Ryerson University, and is currently a trustee of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario.