A stalwart in the Canadian Parliament for more than four decades, Stanley Knowles worked tirelessly on behalf of the poor, the elderly and those in need.
Born in the United States to Canadian parents, Knowles studied at Brandon College and was ordained a United Church minister. A friend of Tommy Douglas, he was moved by his passion for social justice to join the CCF, was elected to the House of Commons in 1942, and worked there on behalf of his constituents for more than four decades. Knowles was asked three times to become Speaker of the House of Commons, but preferred to remain an opposition member, fighting for the causes he embraced throughout his career.
Based on extensive interviews, Stanley Knowles: The Man from Winnipeg North Centre is an informal, warm account of the life of a remarkable, compassionate Canadian.
About the author
SUSAN MANN TROFIMENKOFF is a historian, past President of York University and author of many works including The Dream of Nation a study of the history of nationalism in Quebec.
"One of the `Grand Old Men`."
"An affectionate portrait of a remarkable Canadian."
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