Mel Hurtig is an officer of the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from six universities. Founder and past-chairman of the Council of Canadians and former chairman of the Committee for an Independent Canada, his best-selling books include The Vanishing Country, The Betrayal of Canada, Pay the Rent or Feed the Kids, and a memoir, At Twilight in the Country. His latest is Rushing To Armageddon.

Festivals: 2004 (fall), 2008 (Year Round)

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