The Hon. Donald Oliver’s autobiography, A Matter of Equality: The Life’s Work of Senator Don Oliver, was released on Sept. 28 by Nimbus Press. This long-awaited book examines the legacy of the first man, and the second Canadian, to bring the Black experience directly to the Canadian Senate. Below are numerous links and letters about the launch of this book.

Virtual Book Launch and Fireside Chat

The Hon. Tony Loffreda, Senator from Québec, hosted a virtual Book Launch for A Matter of Equality. Watch the virtual launch.

Interview on 93.3 County FM

On November Senator Oliver joined Lynn Pickering on her show The County Writes…The County Reads on Prince Edward County radio. Listen to the interview.

CBC Mainstreet Interview

On December 2, Senator Oliver appeared on CBC Mainstreet NS with Jeff Douglas to talk about the book. Listen to the interview.

CTV Live at Five Interview

On December 19, Senator Oliver joined CTV anchor Bruce Frisco to discuss his work and new book. Watch the Interview.

Congratulations from former Prime Ministers

The Right Hon. Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th Prime Minister and the Right Hon. Stephen Harper, Canada’s 22nd Prime Minster, wrote letters of congratulations to Senator Oliver for A Matter of Equality.

Congratulations from the former Governor General

The Right Hon. David Johnston, former Governor General of Canada, also sent a congratulatory note:

Dear Senator,

I have just finished reading “A Matter of Equality”.  It is majestic.  It is a clarion call to redouble our efforts to make Canada a true community of equality of opportunity for all – a smart and caring Canada.

Bravo on your life of service and inspiration.

David Johnston

A Matter of Equality 4th on the Hill Times Best Book

The Hill Times ranked Senator Oliver’s book 4th in their list of the 100 Best Books of 2021.

Oliver in conversation with Nimbus non-fiction editor Angela Mombourquette

Senator Oliver and Mombourquette spoke about his life and work, and A Matter of Equality at a Nimbus Press launch event. View the event.