F. R. Scott

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  • Melissa A. Dalgleish (York University)

F.R. (Francis Reginald) Scott was a Canadian poet, academic, and legal expert. He was instrumental in founding the C.C.F., Canada’s first democratic-socialist party, and was involved in the writing, editing, and publication of numerous important modern Canadian poetic works and little magazines including the McGill Fortnightly Review (1925-27), a publication which is often associated with the advent of modernism in Canada. Scott was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1947 and was twice awarded the Governor General’s Award for his writing (in 1977 and 1981). Although he was a

poet, lawyer, teacher, […] Dean of Law at McGill University, constitutional lawyer, fighter for civil …

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Dalgleish, Melissa A. . "F. R. Scott". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 July 2012
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