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Walter Stewart


STEWART, Walter (1931-2004)
Journalist, Author, Educator

Walter Douglas Stewart was born in Toronto.  He studied history at the University of Toronto, but left before graduation to work for the Toronto Telegram where he served as general reporter, picture editor, and financial feature writer.  He joined the Star Weekly magazine as assistant picture editor in 1962 and the following year became their Ottawa correspondent.  In 1968 he assumed the same duties for Maclean’s magazine.  At Maclean’s he moved on to become Toronto Associate Editor (1970-1972, 1973-1975), Washington correspondent (1975-1977), and Managing Editor (1977).  He has worked as a feature writer for the Toronto Star (1972-1973), as Ottawa correspondent and national columnist for FP News Service (1979-1980), as editor of Today magazine (1981-1982), as editor of Policy Options magazine (1988-1992), and as columnist for The Toronto Sun (1983-1997).

As a freelancer, his work has appeared extensively in daily newspapers and magazines in Canada and the United States.  Stewart is the author of fifteen non-fiction books, chiefly on Canadian political, historical, and economic subjects, and two detective novels.

He has served as professor and Director of the School of Journalism at King’s College, Halifax (1984-1986) and as Max Bell Professor of Journalism at the University of Regina (1987-1988).


Archival Collections (Finding Aids in PDF format)


89-78 - Personal and Professional Papers. 1947-1989

94-85 - Personal and Professional Papers. 1982-1993

96-60 - Manuscripts: (No dates) The Golden Fleece: How the Stock Markets Really Work, Belly Up: The Spoils of Bankruptcy Hole in One

2013-23 - Manuscripts and research material for publications. 1962-2004