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John Gray (Canadian author)

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John Gray
John Anthony Morgan Gray

(1937-04-28)April 28, 1937
DiedSeptember 23, 2020(2020-09-23) (aged 83)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Journalist, author
SpouseElizabeth Gray
John Gray on Bookbits radio.

John Anthony Morgan Gray (April 28, 1937 – September 23, 2020) was a Canadian journalist and author whose work included Paul Martin: The Power of Ambition, a biography with an emphasis on Martin's lifelong quest to be Prime Minister.[1] A journalist with the Ottawa Citizen,[2] Gray also had many roles in 20 years of work for The Globe and Mail, including writer, editor, foreign correspondent, and Ottawa bureau chief. He won three National Newspaper Awards.[3]

John Gray was married to journalist and CBC Radio broadcaster Elizabeth Gray, née Binks.[4] He died from complications of Parkinson's disease in Toronto, on September 23, 2020, at the age of 83.[5]


  1. ^ Thompson, Elizabeth (October 18, 2003). "Searching for Paul Martin: Author captures rare glimpse into his life", The Windsor Star, p. F6.
  2. ^ Gessell, Paul (August 30, 2003). "Authors in race to dig the best political dirt", The StarPhoenix, p. E4.
  3. ^ Cleroux, Richard (October 13, 2003). "Probing the tortured psyche of Paul Martin Jr.: John Gray's insightful, penetrating book into the seemingly enduring political ambition of future PM", The Hill Times (708): 11.
  4. ^ Slotek, Jim (2 November 1981). "Elizabeth Gray lands her dream job". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  5. ^ "John Anthony Morgan Gray". Legacy. Retrieved 26 October 2023.


  • Sarah Murdoch, "John Anthony Morgan Gray", Globe and Mail, December 18, 2020