William D. Gairdner


As a young athlete, Bill competed in the decathlon at the Pan-Am Games in Brazil and at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964, and then in two Commonwealth Games (Jamaica, 1966, and Edinburgh, 1970), in the 400 metre hurdles event. After earning a PhD from Stanford University, he taught English Literature at York University, then pursued a career in business, from which he retired in 1988 to devote his time to writing. In quick succession he produced a string of bestselling books, including The Trouble With Canada, The War Against The Family, The Book of Absolutes, and Canada's Founding Debates -- an historical landmark. His most recent is DISRUPTIVE ESSAYS: There Are No Safe Spaces in This Book! Blog: www.williamgairdner.ca Twitter: @williamgairdner