Hutchison, William Bruce
William Bruce Hutchison, journalist, author (b at Prescott, Ont 5 June 1901; d at Victoria 14 Sept 1992). Hutchison grew up in the Kootenay region and in Victoria, BC, becoming a reporter for the Victoria Times in 1918. He travelled throughout Canada, the US and UK gathering material for his columns on national and international affairs. He was associate editor (1944-50) of the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, editor (1950-63) of the Victoria Times, and in 1963 was appointed editorial director of the Vancouver Sun. His many books include descriptions of Canada past and present, political histories of its prime ministers (eg, The Incredible Canadian, 1952, on W.L.M. KING) and studies of Canadian-American relations. Written with feeling and humour, all seek to define the national identity of what he called in 1942 The Unknown Country, in 1957 Tomorrow's Giant and in 1985 The Unfinished Country. Hutchison was a member of the ORDER OF CANADA.