William Stener Ferguson, travel writer and novelist (born at Fort Vermilion, AB, 12 Oct 1964). Will Ferguson was educated in western Canada and graduated with a BFA from York University. Ferguson's writing encompasses the whole of human experience.
Catherine Margaret (Trina) McQueen, television journalist and executive (born at Belleville, Ont 1943).
Lawrence Hill, CM, novelist, journalist, educator, documentary writer (born 1957 in Newmarket, ON). Lawrence Hill is one of the most important contributors to Black culture in Canada, and the publication of his internationally acclaimed novel The Book of Negroes (2007) has placed him among Canada's most successful writers. He is a Member of the Order of Canada.
Austin Chesterfield Clarke, novelist, short-story writer, journalist (born 26 July 1934 in St. James, Barbados; died 26 June 2016 in Toronto, ON).
Dany Laferrière, né Windson Kléber, novelist, essayist, poet and journalist (born 13 April 1953 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti).
Michaëlle Jean, social activist, journalist, documentary filmmaker, governor general and secreatary general of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (born 6 September 1957 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti).
Matthew Henry Halton, journalist (b at Pincher Creek, Alta 7 Sept 1904; d at London, Eng 3 Dec 1956).
John Anderson Fraser, journalist (b at Montréal 5 June 1944).
Scott Alexander Young, journalist, author (b at Glenboro, Man 14 Apr 1918; d at Kingston 12 June 2005). Young was one of Canada's most distinguished sports journalists. He began his career at the Winnipeg Free Press during 1936-40.
Brian Richard Linehan, television host, celebrity interviewer (born 3 September 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario; died 4 June 2004 in Toronto, Ontario). When it came to celebrity journalism, Brian Linehan was in a class by himself.
Victor-Lévy Beaulieu, journalist, novelist, essayist, playwright, publisher, polemicist (b at Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix, Que, 2 Sep 1945).
Richard Garneau, CM, CQ, Québec sports journalist and writer (born 15 July 1930 in Québec City, QC; died 20 January 2013 in Montréal, QC).
Alice Parizeau, (née Poznanska), journalist, novelist and essayist (born 25 Jul 1930 in Luniniec, Poland; died 30 September 1990 in Montréal).
Claude-Henri Grignon, OC, journalist, critic, novelist, author of radio and TV serials (born 8 July 1894 in Sainte-Adèle, QC; died 3 April 1976 in Sainte-Adèle).
Gérald Godin, poet, novelist, journalist, politician (born 13 November 1938 in Trois-Rivières, QC; died 12 October 1994 in Montréal, QC).
Alphonse Desjardins, journalist, parliamentary reporter, founder of the Desjardins Group (born 5 November 1854 in Lévis, Québec; died 31 October 1920 in Lévis, Québec).
Floyd Sherman Chalmers, CC, OOnt, journalist, editor, publisher, administrator, philanthropist (born 14 September 1898 in Chicago, IL; died 26 April 1993 in Toronto, ON).
Peter Charles Newman, journalist, author, newspaper and magazine editor (b at Vienna, Austria 10 May 1929).
Jean Pelletier, O.C., O.Q., journalist and politician (born 21 January 1935 in Chicoutimi, Québec; died 10 January 2009 in Québec City). Jean Pelletier was mayor of Québec City from 1977 to 1989 and was Jean Chrétien’s chief of staff from 1991 to 2001.
Robertson William Davies, CC, OOnt, writer, journalist, professor (born 28 August 1913 in Thamesville, ON 28 Aug 1913; died 2 December 1995 in Orangeville, ON).
Pierre Bourgault, journalist, politician, author and professor (born 23 January 1934 in East-Angus, QC; died 16 June 2003 in Montréal, QC). A talented public speaker and advocate of the French language, Bourgault was a pioneer of the Québec sovereignty movement.
Margaret Teresa Murray, "Ma," née Lally, newspaper publisher (b at Windy Ridge, Kansas 3 Aug 1888; d at Lillooet, BC 25 Sept 1982). She came to Canada in 1912, worked for a Vancouver weekly, and then married the editor, George Matheson Murray.