About the Author
Orde Morton was born in Winnipeg in 1940 and educated at the Universities of Manitoba and Toronto, and at Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the Canadian Department of External Affairs in 1964 and served in Ottawa and Rio de Janeiro. In 1970 he returned to Oxford and completed a doctorate in Brazilian history at St Antony’s College. He taught Latin American history at the University of Calgary and the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro. In 1978 joined Brascan Limited and in 1989 moved to Public Affairs at Bank of Montreal, where he worked as a speechwriter and in government relations. He became a vice-president in 1996 and retired from the Bank in 2000. Since then he has worked as a freelance writer with clients including Barclays PLC as well as the Royal Bank of Canada.
Orde Morton has written a history of the City of Rio de Janeiro. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed learned journals and has lectured at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. He has been active in a number of voluntary organizations including the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs. He is an Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro.
Toronto, January 2015