Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario (QEW & Bronte Rd.), L6L 6P8

Registration/Cash Bar 6 pm; Dinner & Speaker 7 – 9:30 pm Members $55 Non-Members $65

J.D.M. (James) Stewart

Canadian History Teacher, Bishop Strachan School, Toronto

Author of Being Prime Minister

J.D.M. Stewart is a Canadian history teacher at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto where he has taught since 2001. He has previously taught in Toronto, Montreal and Panama.

James’s writing has appeared in newspapers across Canada for more than twenty-five years, and some readers will rightly note that he got his start by writing letters to the editor of The Globe and Mail, the first of which appeared in 1991. Two hundred letters later he is still contributing.

James has a Bachelor of Arts in History from McGill University in addition to a degree in Education, also from McGill. In 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to history in Canada. He lives in Toronto.

While James has interviewed all of Canada’s living former prime ministers (except Stephen Harper), he has only met one while in office: Jean Chrétien.

Being Prime Minister is an immensely readable book with captivating and humorous stories about the daily lives of Canada’s prime ministers.

Different Drummer Books will have the book for sale and James will be pleased to sign all purchases.

Dinner reservations are required. Payment options include:

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Cost – Members ($55); Non-Members ($65)

Cancellation deadline Monday, October 10. Late cancellations and no-shows may be subject to a fee.

Memberships (12 months rolling) $40 Single; $70 Family