Maurice Strong was born in the Prairies during the Depression. He was appointed president of Power Corporation at 29 and became under-secretary-general of the United Nations at 40. The chairman of Ontario Hydro, he has also been senior advisor to the president of the World Bank, and heads his own environmental business interests. His book, Where on Earth Are We Going? has been praised by world leaders, environmentalists and leaders of industry. He lives in Ontario.

Festivals: 2000

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