CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Opening Keynote Speaker for CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

July 2, 2019

Award-winning author Harold Johnson is the opening keynote speaker for CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference in Ottawa this coming November. His presentation is called The Firewater Story.   

Johnson’s works include a mix of fiction and non-fiction publications and he has won awards for both. His novel, The Cast Stone, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for fiction, while his non-fiction title, Two Families: Treaties and Government, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Aboriginal Publishing. His other non-fiction publication, Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours), was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction. 

Johnson holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University. He managed a private practice for several years before becoming a Crown prosecutor. Prior to attending university, Johnson enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and worked as a logger, trapper and miner. 

Johnson will present during the opening morning of the conference on November 25. CCSA will release the complete line up for the conference in the coming weeks. 

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