Parliamentary International Forum

Panelists on:
The Question of National Unity and Its Implications for Canadian Foreign Policy

Catherine Cano is senior producer for Radio Canada television in the Ottawa bureau. A native of Chicoutimi, she has worked as a legislative assistant to a Member of Parliament and as Press Secretary to Leader of the Opposition John Turner (1986-89) when she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and was posted to its Washington bureau (1989-92). She has been producing news stories and features for Radio Canada for almost four years and has covered the Charlottetown referendum, the Quebec referendum, and a wide variety of international events in recent years.

John Cruickshank is the Editor-in Chief of the Vancouver Sun. A Career newspaperman, he has reported and edited with newspapers in Kingston, Montreal and Toronto. He worked as a national correspondent for The Globe and Mail in the 1980s and later served on its editorial board and as a foreign affairs columnist. After three years as the Managing Editor of The Globe and Mail, he joined the Vancouver Sun in September, 1995 in his current position.

Richard Gwyn is one of Canada's best-known and most highly-regarded political commentators. The author of several best-selling books and the recipient of awards for both newspaper and magazine writing, his articles are syndicated nationally and he is a frequent commentator on both TV and radio. Since 1973 he has been with the Toronto Star, for several years based in London as international affairs columnist and currently a columnist on both international and national affairs. He is the author of biographies of both Joseph Smallwood and Pierre Elliot Trudeau (The Northern Magus). His most recent, Nationalism Without Walls: the Unbearable Lightness of Being Canadian was published in 1995.

Desmond Morton has been Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada since 1994. He is the author of 30 books on Canadian political, military and industrial relations history and has been a frequent contributor to the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, the Montreal Gazette, CBC and Radio Canada. A graduate of the Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean, the Royal Military College in Kingston, Oxford University and the London School of Economics, Dr. Morton was Professor of History at the University of Toronto since 1969 and Principal of that university's Erindale College in Mississauga (1986-94).


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