Pierre Berton

Inaugural Recipient and Namesake of the Pierre Berton Award (1994)

November 21, 2011

Kleinberg (Ontario)

Pierre Berton was a journalist, editor, TV personality — but most of all — historian, for transforming Canadian history into chart-topping best sellers. More than anyone else, he has proved to Canadians that their history is not only exciting but filled with extraordinary people and events.

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