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broadcaster , newspaper columnist

William Peter Main Trueman, Canadian broadcaster, columnist. Decorated officer Order of Canada; recipient Bowater award for journalism, 1962, Sam Ross award, 1983, Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002; Paul Harris fellow, Rotary, Kingston, 2005.


Trueman, William Peter Main was born on December 25, 1934 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Son of Albert William and Jean Alberta (Miller) Trueman.


Student, University New Brunswick, 1954.


United Nations correspondent, Montreal Star, 1957-1962; Washington correspondent, Montreal Star, 1962-1965; parliamentary correspondent, Toronto Star, Ottawa, Ontario, 1965-1967; national director, United Nations Association in Canada, 1967-1968; national news writer, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Toronto, 1968-1969; executive producer news, head network news, Canadian Broadcasting Company, 1969-1972; freelance reporter, 1972-1973; anchorman, Global television News, Don Mills, Ontario, 1974-1988; free lance broadcaster, since 1988; media critic, Toronto Star's Starweek magazine, 1988-1996.


  • Other Work

    • Host, mng. Editor Canadian Discovery Channel television series Great Canadian Parks, 1995-2000.


Married Eleanor Joy Wark, December 22, 1956. Children: Anne, Mark, Victoria.

Albert William Trueman

Jean Alberta (Miller) Trueman

Eleanor Joy Wark

Anne Trueman

Mark Trueman

Victoria Trueman