Janet Merlo is a retired member of the RCMP. Originally from
Harbour Grace, Merlo now lives with her two daughters in St.
John''s, Newfoundland. She is the representative plaintiff in a
proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP.
Leslie Vryenhoek is a St. John''s-based writer and editor whose
poetry, fiction and memoir have appeared across Canada and
internationally and have won several awards. She is the author of
Scrabble Lessons (fiction, 2009) and Gulf (poetry, 2011), both
published by Oolichan. For two decades she has worked as a
communications professional in education, development, emergency
response and arts, including for the University of Winnipeg, the
Canadian Red Cross, and Memorial University. She is currently the
writer and editor for the international research/action network
WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing).
Leslie is also the director of Piper''s Frith: Writing at Kilmory
Linden MacIntyre is one of Canada''s most distinguished
broadcast journalists. The winner of nine Gemini Awards, he is the
co-host of CBC Television''s the fifth estate, and has been
involved in the production of documentaries and stories from all
over the world. MacIntyre was born in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland,
and grew up in Port Hastings, Cape Breton. He now lives in Toronto.