William Bill Clarke, right, sometime in the late 1950s in the Maritimes.

William Bill Clarke, right, sometime in the late 1950s in the Maritimes.

Other Journalism

From April 27-29, 2005, I was a Guest Host for The Current, CBC's Radio Program, in Toronto, Ontario. The nationally broadcast 90 minute radio program featured interviews with Jean Augustine, MP; Olivia Chow, Toronto city councillor; Austin Clarke, novelist; David Divine, professor; Cecil Foster, writer and professor; Lorena Gale, playwright; Rahim Jaffer, MP; Irshad Manji, TV host; and Howard McCurdy, ex-MP.

From October 1988 to February 1989 I wrote a weekly column of commentary on Black community issues for The Daily News, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

From October 1987 to September 1991, I was the executive assistant for media for Dr. Howard D. McCurdy, Ph. D., Member of Parliament, House of Commons, in Ottawa. I was responsible for press releases, constituency issues and correspondence, and production of constituency brochures.

From December 1986 to October 1987, I published and edited The Rap, a monthly, Black community tabloid (circ: 7,000), in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

From September 1985 to August 1986, I worked as a Community Development Worker in the Annapolis Valley for the Black United Front of Nova Scotia. The organizational newsletter which I produced there later became The Rap.

From April 1984 to March 1985, I edited and published the Imprint, a weekly tabloid (circ: 15,000), at the University of Waterloo. 

From June 1982 to April 1983, I was a legislative researcher at the Legislative Library, at Queen's Park (Provincial Parliament) in Toronto, Ontario.

From January 1981 to December 1981, I worked as a technical writer for the Metropolitan Toronto Roads and Traffic Commission, Toronto, Ontario.