A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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T. Phillips Thompson became a journalist so he could champion the cause of the poor and working class.

False. Early in Thompson's career he wrote a regular column covering the police courts that ridiculed the poor and downtrodden members of society. It wasn't until he was sent to Ireland to cover the tenant land wars as the Globe's foreign correspondent in the early 1880s that his outlook on the lower classes was forever changed. When he returned to Canada he became a radical and prolific advocate for the working class. Among numerous commitments, Thompson was well-known as a speaker and columnist for the Canadian branch of the Knights of Labor.

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