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Stanley Knowles

The Man from Winnipeg North Centre

By Susan Mann Trofimenkoff

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Series: Goodread Biographies

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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.

"One of the 'Grand Old Men'."

- Lethbridge Herald

"An affectionate portrait of a remarkable Canadian."

- Canadian Historical Review

"Warm, sensitive..."

- Canadian Book Review Annual

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 226 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1986
ISBN: 9780887801440
Format: 7in x 4.25in

BISAC Code:  HIS006000
Imprint: Goodread Biography


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