was an eminent Canadian historian
and a respected authority on the history of New France. A fervent
advocate of the secular society, he was blacklisted by the Catholic
Church from teaching at Laval University in the early 1960s, then
taught for several decades at the University of Ottawa. He was an
award-winning author of more than 40 books, many of them translated
into other languages. Trudel died in 2011.
is a Montreal-based author,
film-maker, award-winning journalist and translator.
George Tombs is an award-winning journalist,
and has worked for TV, radio, newsmagazines, and newspapers, in
both English and French. He has reported first-hand on
disappearances, refugees, hostage-takings, terrorists, aboriginal
societies, desert nomads, Nobel-winning scientists, inventors, and
heads of state and government. He served as editorial-writer at
The Montreal Gazette, has produced several documentary
series for CBC and Radio-Canada, and has a PhD in history from
McGill University. He teaches journalism and history at the State
University of New York and Athabasca University.
Tombs is a contributor to The Guardian about Conrad
Black, and has spoken about Black on CNN, BBC, CBC, CTV, and Global