Kent, Thomas Worrall
Thomas Worrall Kent, journalist, public servant (b at Stafford, Eng 3 Apr 1922). An Oxford graduate, Kent worked for the Manchester Guardian
and The Economist
before coming to Canada, where he became editor of The Winnipeg Free Press
(1954-59). From 1963 to 1966 he was PM PEARSON's
principal policy adviser. He then served as deputy minister in the Departments of Manpower and Immigration and Regional Economic Expansion. He headed Devco (1971-77) and Sydney Steel (1977-79) in NS, headed a royal commission on the press (1980-81), and became dean at Dalhousie (1980-83). Kent retired and became an adjunct professor of public administration at Dalhousie in 1983.
He was also fellow-in-residence at the Institute for Research on Public Policy (1985-1991). Kent has written several books on political and economic subjects and became an Officer in the Order of Canada in 1979.