Official Site of the
Poet Laureate of Ontario
The Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie) honours the late poet and lead singer of popular Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, who passed away in October 2017. MPP Percy Hatfield introduced the bill, and it passed unanimously in the Legislature in December 2019. The Poet Laureate is an officer of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and reports to the Speaker.
Learn more about the role and how to become the next Poet Laureate of Ontario:
Interview with Tom Power, q, CBC Radio One
Interview with Niam Kiwanuka, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO
Interview, Global News Toronto