Dancing in the Dark (1986 film)
Dancing in the Dark is a 1986 Canadian drama film directed and written by Leon Marr, based on the 1982 novel Dancing in the Dark by Joan Barfoot. It was co-produced by John Ryan; the film is about a housewife, whose life revolves around her husband Henry. Edna spends her days cleaning the house making sure that it looks spotless and fulfilling her husband's every need in the process. After Henry betrays Edna's trust she commits an unforgivable crime and finds herself in a psychiatric hospital where she relives her old life by writing in her journal. Dancing in the Dark is considered a feminist film; the story shows the legal system wavering in favour of Edna as she is placed in a psychiatric hospital instead of a prison after her crime. Dancing in the Dark premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1986, it was shown in September 1986 as part of the Perspectives Canada programme of the Toronto Festival of Festivals, now known as the Toronto International Film Festival. It was shown that month at the New York Film Festival.
The story begins as the present unfolds along with scenes from the past about Edna, a woman in a hospital who each day writes down her memories. She is a devoted housewife, an excellent cook, in love with her husband Harry who compliments her on her cooking, fills their conversations with his life at work, they seem quite normal if a little boring. Edna's attitude towards herself changes resulting in her ending her 20-year marriage by stabbing Harry with a kitchen knife. Edna cannot talk to her doctor, nurses have to take care of her basic needs. Edna's hospital surroundings give way to the bright colours of her home life as her memories of her past life surface as she writes. Dancing in the Dark was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1986 in Cannes, France, it was premiered in the most prestigious category within the festival. The film was shown at the Festival of Festivals in Toronto on September 5, 1986; the festival, now known as the Toronto International Film Festival, consisted of thirty-eight different film titles, sixteen of which were feature-length documentaries.
By being a part of the festival each film was automatically eligible to win $15,000 sponsored by the City of Toronto and City-TV. Although they did not win the money, Martha Henry won the Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation. Dancing in the Dark was shown at Alice Tully Hall in New York City at the New York Film Festival on September 25 and September 27, 1986. Before Dancing in the Dark, Anthony Kramreither was not considered to be a prestigious producer and many critics would avoid going to see his work. After the release of Dancing in the Dark at the Cannes Film Festival in August 1986 critics sought out his work and were writing generous reviews about his films; the film got mixed reviews. In Canada reviews were positive, the film helped jumpstart Leon Marr's directorial career; the French newspaper L'Humanité, which at the time was a communist newspaper, wrote that the film was "fabulous" and "highly original". The American and the English did not appreciate the film. English film critic Derek Malcolm said that the film was "Terrible, embarrassingly sincere, embarrassingly inept".
American film critic Dave Kehr said the film was "like a second-rate film of the seventies". 1987 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design - Lillian Sarafinchan - Won Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Martha Henry - Won Genie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - Leon Marr - Won Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction - Leon Marr - Nominated Genie Award for Best Motion Picture - Anthony Kramreither - Nominated 1986 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival Interfilm Award - Honorable Mention - Leon Marr - Won Toronto International Film Festival Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation - Martha Henry - Won Dancing in the Dark on IMDb Dancing in the Dark at AllMovie
The Toronto Sun is an English-language daily newspaper published in Toronto, Canada. The Sun was first published on November 1, 1971, the Monday after the demise of the Toronto Telegram, a conservative broadsheet; as there was no publishing gap between the two papers and many of the Tely's writers and employees moved to the new paper, it is today considered as a direct continuation of the Telegram. The Sun is the holder of the Telegram archives; the Toronto Sun is modeled on British tabloid journalism borrowing the name of The Sun newspaper published in London, sharing some similar features of that paper. As of the end of 2007, the Sun had a Monday through Saturday circulation of 180,000 papers and Sunday circulation of 310,000; the Sun is owned by Postmedia following the 2015 purchase of Sun Media from Quebecor. Torstar, the parent company of the Toronto Star, once attempted to purchase the Sun; the paper, which boasts the slogan "Toronto's Other Voice" acquired a television station from Craig Media in 2005, renamed SUN TV and was transformed into the Sun News Network until its demise in 2015.
By the mid-2000s, the word "The" was dropped from the paper's name and the newspaper adopted its current logo. The Toronto Sun's first editor was Peter Worthington, he assumed the title "editor-in-chief" in 1976, resigned in 1982 to protest the newspaper's takeover by Maclean-Hunter but remained a columnist for the paper until his death in 2013. He was succeeded by Barbara Amiel. Other senior editors have included Lorrie Goldstein, Linda Williamson, Rob Granatstein, as editors-in-chief: Peter O'Sullivan, Mike Strobel, Jim Jennings, Glenn Garnett, Lou Clancy, James Wallace and Wendy Metcalfe; the current editor-in-chief is Adrienne Batra. The Toronto Sun was published out of leased space at the Eclipse White Wear Company Building at 322 King Street West. In 1975, the newspaper moved into the Toronto Sun Building at 333 King Street East, expanded to six storeys to house all of the newspaper's operations. In 2010, the building was sold to property development company First Gulf, the Sun consolidated its operations onto the second floor and remained in the building until 2016.
Following the acquisition of the Sun newspaper chain by PostMedia in 2015, it was announced that the Toronto Sun staff and operations will move to 365 Bloor Street East, the same building that houses the National Post, but that the two newspapers will maintain separate newsrooms. The move occurred in March 2016. Editorially, the paper follows the positions of traditional Canadian/British conservatism and neo-conservatism in the United States on economic issues. Editorials promote individualism, self-reliance, the police, a strong military and support for troops. Editorials condemn high taxes and, most of all, perceived government waste. In 2004, the Sun began its annual George Gross/Toronto Sun Sportsperson of the Year award; the Toronto Sun has seen—like most Canadian daily newspapers—a decline in circulation. Its total circulation dropped by 36 percent to 121,304 copies daily from 2009 to 2015. Daily average The Toronto Sun's format has given rise to sister Sun newspapers in major markets across Canada, namely the Edmonton Sun, the Calgary Sun and the Ottawa Sun.
The Winnipeg Sun was launched by independent interests, only coming under common ownership to the Toronto Sun, which subsequently elicited a redesign in Sun Media style. The Vancouver Sun was never a Sun Media newspaper. Due to the acquisition of Sun Media by the Postmedia Network, the Vancouver Sun now shares the same owner as the other Sun newspapers; the Toronto Sun had several editors with various responsibilities, none with the title "editor-in-chief". Peter Worthington Barbara Amiel John Downing editor, no editor-in-chief until 1995 Peter O'Sullivan Mike Strobel Mike Therien Jim Jennings Glenn Garnett Lou Clancy James Wallace Wendy Metcalfe Adrienne Batra
Michael Crummey is a Canadian poet and a writer of historical fiction. His writing draws on the history and landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador. Crummey was born in Newfoundland, he began to write poetry while studying at Memorial University in St. John's, where he won the university's Gregory J. Power Poetry Contest in 1986 and received a B. A. in English in 1987. He completed a M. A. at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1988 leaving the Ph. D. program to pursue his writing career. In 1994, he became the first winner of the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for young unpublished writers, his first volume of poetry, Arguments with Gravity, won the Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry. Hard Light, his second collection, was nominated for the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award in 1999. In 1998 Crummey published a collection of short stories and Blood, all of which take place in the fictional mining community of Black Rock, which resembles Buchans.. That year Crummey was nominated for the Journey Prize.
Crummey returned to St. John's in 2001, that year published his debut novel, River Thieves, which details the contact and conflict between European settlers and the last of the Beothuk in the early 19th century, including the capture of Demasduwit; the book became a Canadian bestseller, won the Thomas Head Raddall Award, the Winterset Award for Excellence in Newfoundland Writing, the Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice Award. It was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award. Crummy's second novel, The Wreckage was published in 2005, his third novel Galore, was published in 2009, won a Commonwealth Writers Prize, was shortlisted for the 2011 IMPAC Award. Crummey continued to write poetry with themes related to Newfoundland and Laborador; the poems and prose in Hard Light are inspired by the stories of his father and other relatives. Crummey researched and wrote the 2014 National Film Board of Canada multimedia short film 54 Hours on the 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster, co-directed by Paton Francis and Bruce Alcock.
His 2014 novel, was nominated for a Governor General's Award. In 2018, his play Her Mark, set in Newfoundland, was staged in Strathcona. Arguments With Gravity Hard Light Emergency Roadside Assistance Salvage Hard Light: 32 Little Stories audiobook Under the Keel Cigarettes Little Dogs Flesh and Blood River Thieves The Wreckage Galore Sweetland Newfoundland: Journey Into a Lost Nation The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry The Harbrace Anthology of Poetry, 5th Edition The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories and introduced by Jane Urquhart The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry Canadian Short Stories Victory Meat Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada, ed. Anne Compton, Laurence Hutchman, Ross Leckie and Robin McGrath Jennifer Bowering Delisle: The present of the past, in Ten Canadian Writers in Context. Dir. Curtis Gillespie, Marie J. Carrière, Jason Purcell. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton 2016, pp 37 – 56. In Google books How He Carried It from Salvage, on CBC Words at Large A Piece of Hard Light by John Steffler, with excerpts from Hard Light.
2011 podcast interview at The Bat Segundo Show
Carol Ann Shields, was an American-born Canadian novelist and short story writer. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U. S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award in Canada. Shields was born Carol Ann Warner in Illinois, she studied at Hanover College Indiana. A United Nations scholarship encouraged Shields to spend a junior year abroad 1955–1956 at the University of Exeter in England. Shields did post-graduate work at the University of Ottawa, where she received an MA in 1975. In 1955, while on British Council sponsored study week in Scotland, she met a Canadian engineering student, Donald Hugh Shields; the couple moved to Canada, where they had a son and four daughters. Shields became a Canadian citizen. In 1973, Shields became editorial assistant for the journal Canadian Slavonic Papers while living in Ottawa 1968–1978, her first novel, Small Ceremonies, was published in 1976, followed by The Box Garden in 1977. That year she worked as a sessional lecturer in the English Department at the University of Ottawa.
She taught Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia while living in Vancouver from 1978 to 1980. Shields' third novel, was published in 1980, it was here. From the fall of 1982 onward, Shields taught in the English Department at the University of Manitoba, first as an Assistant Professor as an Associate Professor, she published the novel Swann in 1987, The Republic of Love in 1992. The Stone Diaries won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Governor General's Award, the only book to have received both awards, it won the U. S. National Book Critics Circle Award in 1994, was nominated in 1993 for the Booker Prize; the Stone Diaries was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. It was chosen as a "Notable Book" by The New York Times Book Review, which wrote "The Stone Diaries reminds us again why literature matters." Shields was made Full Professor of English in 1995, and, in 1996, she became chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. Shields was the author of several short story collections, including Various Miracles, The Orange Fish, Dressing Up for the Carnival.
She was the recipient of a Canada Council Major Award, two National Magazine Awards, the 1990 Marian Engel Award, the Canadian Author's Award, a CBC short story award. She was appointed as an officer of the Order of Canada in 1998 and was elevated to companion of the Order in 2002. Shields was a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Manitoba. Carol Shields won the 1998 Orange Prize for Fiction for her 1997 novel Larry's Party, her last novel, was nominated for the 2002 Giller Prize, the Governor General of Canada Literary Award, the Booker Prize and the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction. It was awarded the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. On retirement in 2000, Shields became Professor Emerita at the University of Manitoba; that year, after Don's retirement, the couple moved to Victoria, British Columbia. Shields studied the works of Jane Austen, she wrote the biography entitled Jane Austen, which won the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction in April 2002, an award accepted by her daughter Meg on her behalf in Toronto, Ontario, on April 22, 2002.
Her last novel, contains a passionate defense of female writers who write of'domestic' subjects. Carol Shields wrote plays including "Departures and Arrivals", performed hundreds of times by both amateur and professional theaters. Other celebrated plays include "Thirteen Hands", "Fashion, Power and the Charity of Families", "Unless". Collections of poems by Shields were published in 1972 "Others", 1974 "Intersect", 1992 "Coming to Canada". Two collections of essays written by women about what they were not told became best sellers in Canada. "Dropped Threads" and "Dropped Threads 2" were edited by Shields and her friend and colleague Marjorie Anderson. Shields died in 2003 of breast cancer at age 68 in Victoria. Following her death, six of her short stories were adapted by Shaftesbury Films into the dramatic anthology series The Shields Stories, her earlier short story collections were republished as Collected Stories of Carol Shields in 2005. Films based on Carol Shields's novels include "Swann" and "The Republic of Love".
Her final novel, was adapted as a play in 2016 by Alan Gilsenan. Shields' eldest daughter, Anne Giardini, is a writer. Giardini has contributed to the National Post as a columnist, has published her first novel, The Sad Truth About Happiness. Anne's second novel, Advice for Italian Boys, was published in 2009. Giardini and her son, edited a book of Shields' thoughts and advice on writing and Illuminate, published in 2016. Shields' youngest daughter, Sara Cassidy, has published young adult novels including Slick and Windfall; the Canadian Authors' Association Award for the Best Novel of 1976 the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Canadian Mystery the Booker Prize Shortlist the Governor General's Award the National Book Critics Circle Award the Pulitzer Prize the Orange Prize the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction nom
Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd is an English novelist and critic. Drabble was born in Sheffield, the second daughter of the advocate and novelist John F. Drabble and the teacher Kathleen Marie, her older sister is critic Dame Antonia Byatt. After attending the Quaker boarding-school Mount School at York, where her mother was employed, Drabble received a scholarship to Newnham College, where she read English, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1960, at one point serving as an understudy for Vanessa Redgrave, before leaving to pursue a career in literary studies and writing. As of 2016, Drabble has published 19 novels, her first, A Summer Bird Cage, was published in 1963. Her early novels were published by Nicolson, her third novel, The Millstone, brought her the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1966, Jerusalem the Golden won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1967. She wrote The Needle's Eye in 1972. A theme of her novels is the correlation between contemporary England's society and its individual members.
Her characters' tragic faults reflect the political and economic situation and the restriction of conservative surroundings, making the reader aware of the dark spots of a wealthy country. Most of her protagonists are women; the realistic descriptions of her figures owe something to Drabble's personal experiences. Thus, her first novels describe the life of young women during the 1960s and 1970s, for whom the conflict between motherhood and intellectual challenges is being brought into focus, while 1998's The Witch of Exmoor shows the withdrawn existence of an old author. Though inspired by her own life, her works are not autobiographical, she has written several screenplays and short stories, as well as non-fiction such as A Writer's Britain: Landscape and Literature and biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson. Her critical works include studies of Thomas Hardy. Drabble edited two editions of The Oxford Companion to English Literature in 1985 and 2000. In 2011, A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman, a collection of her short stories, was published.
Drabble chaired the National Book League from 1980 to 1982. Drabble was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1980 Queen's Birthday Honours, the University of Cambridge awarded her an honorary Doctorate in Letters in 2006, she was promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Birthday Honours. In 2003, she was the recipient of the St. Louis Literary Award, given by the Saint Louis University Library Associates. In 2011, she was awarded the Golden PEN Award by English PEN for "a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature". In the immediate aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Drabble wrote of the anticipated wave of anti-Americanism, saying, "My anti-Americanism has become uncontrollable, it has possessed me, like a disease. It rises up in my throat like that fashionable American sickness. I now loathe the United States and what it has done to Iraq and the rest of the helpless world," despite "remembering the many Americans that I know and respect."
She wrote of her distress at images of the war, her objections to Jack Straw about the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, "American imperialism, American infantilism, American triumphalism about victories it didn't win." She recalled George Orwell's words in Nineteen Eighty-Four about "the intoxication of power" and "the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy, helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever." She closed by saying, "I hate feeling this hatred. I have to keep reminding myself that if Bush hadn't been elected, we wouldn't be here, none of this would have happened. There is another America. Long live the other America, may this one pass away soon." Drabble was married to actor Clive Swift between 1960 and 1975. In 1982, Drabble married biographer Sir Michael Holroyd. Drabble's relationship with her sister A. S. Byatt has sometimes been strained because of the presence of autobiographical elements in both their writing.
While their relationship is no longer close and they do not read each other's books, Drabble describes the situation as "normal sibling rivalry" and Byatt says it has been "terribly overstated by gossip columnists" and that the sisters "always have liked each other on the bottom line." Margaret Drabble at British Council: Literature Margaret Drabble on IMDb Barbara Milton. "Margaret Drabble, The Art of Fiction No. 70". Paris Review. One Pair of Eyes: Margaret Drabble, BBC2, 9 March 1968, BBC Archive site Barbara Milton, "Margaret Drabble, The Art of Fiction No. 70", The Paris Review, Fall-Winter 1978, No. 74. Margaret Drabble's research files for her 1995 biography of novelist Sir Angus Wilson are housed at the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives
Elizabeth Hay (novelist)
Elizabeth Grace Hay is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Her 2007 novel Late Nights on Air won the Giller Prize, her first novel A Student of Weather was a finalist for the Giller Prize and won the CAA MOSAID Technologies Award for Fiction and the TORGI Award. She has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award twice, for her short-story collection Small Change in 1997 and her novel Garbo Laughs in 2003, his Whole Life was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Hay's memoir about the last years of her parents' lives, All Things Consoled, won the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. In 2002, she received the Marian Engel Award, presented by the Writers' Trust of Canada to an established female writer for her body of work — including novels, short fiction, creative non-fiction. Hay was born on October 1951 in Owen Sound, Ontario, she is the daughter of a painter. She spent a year in England when she was fifteen and attended the University of Toronto.
In September, 1972, she quit university and a few months travelled out west by train. The following year she finished her degree in English and Philosophy. In 1974 she moved to Yellowknife, NWT, she worked for ten years as a CBC radio broadcaster in Yellowknife and Toronto and moved to Mexico, where she freelanced for the CBC. In 1986 she settled in New York City, returned to Canada in 1992 with her family, she lives in Ottawa with a literary translator. She has two children: a son, a daughter, Sochi. In an interview with the CBC in 2007, Hay commented on the relationship between her writing and her career in radio. "When I worked in Yellowknife," she said, "I was writing poetry and stories on the side and not getting far. I felt kind of schizophrenic, like my radio work was one type of thing and my writing was another and there was a gap between; that became more pronounced when I started working for CBC’s Sunday Morning, doing radio documentaries. I took me a while to realize that there didn’t need to be such a wide gap between those two forms of writing, that they could cross-fertilize.
Good radio writing is similar to any good writing. It's full of detail, it sets your visual imagination working." A Student of Weather McClelland & Stewart ISBN 0-7710-3789-9 Garbo Laughs McClelland & Stewart Late Nights on Air McClelland & Stewart Alone in the Classroom McClelland & Stewart His Whole Life McClelland & Stewart Small Change The Porcupine's Quill "The Friend" "Jet in England", Ottawa Magazine summer fiction issue, Jul/Aug 2007 "The Food of Love", Ottawa Citizen, Holiday Edition, 2008 "Of Mattresses and Men", Ottawa Magazine summer fiction issue, July/Aug 2008 "Last Poems", The New Quarterly, Spring 2009 "City as Redhead", The New Quarterly, Spring 2009 A non-fiction trilogy about Elizabeth Hay's travels outside of Canada: Crossing the Snow Line Black Moss Press The Only Snow in Havana Cormorant Books Captivity Tales: Canadians in New York New Star Books All Things Consoled: a daughter's memoir McClelland & Stewart "Ten Beauty Tips You Never Asked For" "The Most Fearless Book I Read" "My Debt to D.
H. Lawrence" "Between Books" "The Mother as Material" Short Fiction, an Anthology, edited by Rosemary Sullivan and Mark Levene, Oxford University Press, 2003 The Scotiabank Giller Prize 15 Years: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Canadian Fiction, Penguin, 2008 Best Canadian Essays 2010, Tightrope Books, 2010 1993 Co-Winner, Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction 1997 Finalist, Governor General's Award for Fiction 1997 Finalist, Rogers Communication Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize 1997 Finalist, Trillium Book Award 2000 CAA MOSAID Technologies Award for Fiction 2000 Finalist, Giller Prize 2000 Finalist, Ottawa Book Award 2000 TORGI Award 2002 Marian Engel Award 2003 Finalist, Governor-General's Award for Fiction 2003 Ottawa Book Award 2007 Giller Prize 2009 Nominated, IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal 2015 Finalist, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2015 Finalist, Ottawa Book Award 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
The London Free Press
The London Free Press is a daily newspaper based in London, Canada. It has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Southwestern Ontario; the London Free Press began as the Canadian Free Press, founded by William Sutherland. It first began printing as a weekly newspaper on January 2, 1849. In 1852, it was purchased for $500 by Josiah Blackburn, who renamed it The London Free Press and Daily Western Advertiser. In 1855 Blackburn turned the weekly newspaper into a daily. From 1863 to 1936 The London Free Press competed for readership with the London Advertiser, a daily evening newspaper; the Free Press has been a morning paper, but for many years, it published an evening paper. Both morning and evening editions were published from the 1950s through to 1981, when the evening edition was permanently retired; the Blackburn family was involved in other forms of media in London. They established CFPL in 1933, CFPL-FM in 1948 and CFPL-TV in 1953; the radio stations are now owned by Corus Entertainment, the television station is owned by Bell Media as a CTV Two station.
The sudden death of publisher Martha Blackburn in the summer of 1992, due to a heart attack after water skiing on Lake Huron, set the stage for the eventual sale of the family owned newspaper. In 1997 the Blackburn family sold the newspaper to Sun Media Corporation, with new, London-born publisher John Paton introducing a Sunday edition; the same year, Sun Media was acquired by Quebecor Inc. In late August 2005, Quebecor announced that, starting in 2007, The London Free Press would no longer be printed locally at its press at 369 York Street. However, in September 2007, the move was suspended to allow the Free Press to present a business case for the printing department and staff's retention; the Free Press has one of the few printing presses in southern Ontario and it prints several papers for Sun Media newspapers in the area, including the Chatham Daily News, the Sarnia Observer, the Simcoe Reformer, the St. Thomas Times-Journal, the Stratford Beacon Herald, the Woodstock Sentinel-Review and the Londoner, along with the Free Press.
In 2015, Sun Media was acquired by Postmedia. On May 31, 2016 Sun Media announced that they will outsource the printing of the Free Press to Metroland Media Group's printing facility in Hamilton; the London Free Press has seen like most Canadian daily newspapers a decline in circulation. Its total circulation dropped by 10 percent to 60,426 copies daily from 2009 to 2015. Daily average Victoria Grace Blackburn Morley Safer Merle Tingley, the London Free Press' main editorial cartoonist from 1948 to 1986. List of newspapers in Canada The London Free Press