Matthew Henry Halton, journalist (b at Pincher Creek, Alta 7 Sept 1904; d at London, Eng 3 Dec 1956). One of Canada's most distinguished journalists, and one of the finest reporters to establish a national reputation as a radio broadcaster, Halton attended U of Alberta (BA, 1929) and U of London before joining the Toronto Star in 1931. In 1932 he became the Star's European correspondent, and thereafter his career was spent in Europe. In addition to interviewing the major personages of the time, he served with distinction as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War (1936), the Russo-Finnish War (1939-40) and in the Middle East in 1941-42. He was the senior war correspondent for the CBC during the campaigns in Sicily, Italy and North-West Europe. Awarded the OBE in 1945, he served as the CBC's European correspondent from 1945 until his death.
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- Gordon, Stanley. "Matthew Henry Halton". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/matthew-henry-halton. Accessed 08 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Gordon, S. (2015). Matthew Henry Halton. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/matthew-henry-halton
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- Gordon, Stanley. "Matthew Henry Halton." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published September 04, 2008; Last Edited March 04, 2015.
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- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Matthew Henry Halton," by Stanley Gordon, Accessed December 08, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/matthew-henry-halton
Matthew Henry Halton
Article by Stanley Gordon
Published Online September 4, 2008
Last Edited March 4, 2015