STONEBANKS, Roger




Author Tags: Biography, Labour

DATE OF BIRTH: March 27, 1940

PLACE OF BIRTH: Harrow-on-the-Hill, London

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1959

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1962

BOOKS:

Fighting for Dignity: The Ginger Goodwin Story (Canadian Committee on Labour History, 2004)

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:

Journalist (retired 2000) - The Canadian Press (1956-1964) in London (Eng), Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria; Victoria Daily Times (1964-1980); Victoria Times Colonist (1980-2000).

The Newspaper Guild - Western Canada Vice-President (1973-1985); Victoria Newspaper Guild, president, first and second vice-president (1966-1995); Co-Chairperson, Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions (1971-1995).

The Canadian Committee on Labour History (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's) published Roger Stonebanks’ biography of Albert (Ginger) Goodwin, the early 20th century B.C. labour leader. It includes a chapter by Victoria lawyer Adrian Brooks on the legal aspects of the controversial shooting of Goodwin by special constable Dan Campbell in 1918. The Cumberland Museum on Vancouver hosted a book launch in March of 2004. Brooks became a Victoria Provincial Court Judge; the Canadian Committee on Labour History relocated to Athabasca University in Alberta).

[BCBW 2016]