Ghostwriter – Author – Journalist

Fred

Fred has had a full career as a CBC TV host and reporter. He has written countless articles for many renowned publications such as The Economist, The Globe and Mail, BusinessWeek and many more, as well as more than 2000 obituaries. He is also a successfully published author and ghostwriter. His current projects include writing and co-authoring books, as well as lending his talents as a speaker and interviewer for webcasts.

David Culver was a devoted CEO who fought to preserve history

By on March 2, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
David Culver was a devoted CEO who fought to preserve history

David Culver was an athletic man who liked to keep trim by walking to work from his house in Montreal’s Westmount neighbourhood to his office at what was then the headquarters of Alcan Aluminium Limited, downtown in Place Ville Marie. When he became the chief executive officer of Alcan in 1979, one of the perks […]

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Anglican priest, author Tom Harpur argued that Jesus was an allegory

By on February 9, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Anglican priest, author Tom Harpur argued that Jesus was an allegory

Tom Harpur was a devout Christian who was not certain that Jesus existed, but did believe in the principles that were taught in his name. He knew before he wrote his most powerful book, The Pagan Christ, that his views would be controversial and unsettling. “My goal is not to summarily dismiss the deep beliefs […]

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Jean Portugal chronicled stories of Canadian veterans

By on January 12, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Jean Portugal chronicled stories of Canadian veterans

Jean Portugal, who has died at the age of 95, spent years chronicling the accounts of Canadian veterans of the Second World War, and published their stories as We Were There, in seven volumes. Ms. Portugal, who worked for The Globe and Mail for many years, was named to the Order of Canada in recognition […]

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Canadian entertainer Gordie Tapp of Hee Haw and CBC fame dies at 94

By on December 31, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Canadian entertainer Gordie Tapp of Hee Haw and CBC fame dies at 94

Canadian entertainer Gordie Tapp, a comedian, musician, script writer and pitchman, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 94. Born in London, Ont., the member of the Order of Canada and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee kicked off his career in radio before moving into TV. During the 1950s, he was a […]

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Reginald Stackhouse was a passionate advocate from many pulpits

By on December 31, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Reginald Stackhouse was a passionate advocate from many pulpits

Rev. Reginald Stackhouse, who died in Toronto on Dec. 14, was a man of strong convictions whose first pulpits were at the Anglican churches where he served as rector. His next two pulpits were the House of Commons, where he sat as a member of Parliament for nearly six years, and the editorial pages of […]

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John Saksun was the genius behind Accuform golf clubs

By on November 21, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
John Saksun was the genius behind Accuform golf clubs

Like many successful middle-aged businessmen, John Saksun spent too much time at work and didn’t get enough exercise. Consequently, in the mid-1970s his doctor told him to take up a sport, perhaps golf, which would provide exercise and relieve some of the pressures of work. Mr. Saksun, who died on Nov. 1 at the age […]

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Adam Zimmerman: Noranda executive was a fervent nationalist

By on November 18, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Adam Zimmerman: Noranda executive was a fervent nationalist

Adam Zimmerman, who died on Oct. 19 at the age of 89, ran Noranda, one of the largest natural resource companies in Canada. Under his management it shifted its focus from rocks to trees, especially after it bought MacMillan Bloedel in 1981. At the time it was Canada’s largest corporate takeover. He was the ultimate […]

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Raymonde Chevalier Bowen advocated for peace and women’s rights

By on October 18, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Raymonde Chevalier Bowen advocated for peace and women’s rights

Raymonde Chevalier Bowen was born into a life of privilege and became a strong supporter of many social causes, including women’s rights, nuclear disarmament and anti-war efforts. In 1960, along with her cousin, the political reformer and late senator Thérèse Casgrain, she was one of the founders of the Quebec branch of the Voice of […]

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Tudor Johnston, a brilliant Canadian physicist, studied plasma

By on September 19, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Tudor Johnston, a brilliant Canadian physicist, studied plasma

Plasma physics is such an arcane subject that someone once said a particular Tudor Johnston book on the subject could be understood by maybe 50 people in the world. But the brilliant Canadian scientist, who has died at the age of 84, could explain his big ideas to the layman in just a few minutes. […]

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Bill Rodgers: Hard-working broadcaster learned on the job

By on September 5, 2016 in Articles with 0 Comments
Bill Rodgers: Hard-working broadcaster learned on the job

Bill Rodgers, who died of a heart attack in Ottawa on Aug. 12 at the age of 64, was a hard-working daily news reporter for CFTO, CTV’s top-rated Toronto station, as well as co-host of its current affairs programs such as Hour Long, and eventually became the station’s Ottawa-based political reporter. Though he was a […]

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