A veteran writer and journalist, Orland French lives in Belleville with his wife Sylvia. After a journalism career of pursuing politicians on Parliament Hill, at Queen’s Park and in various town halls of Eastern Ontario, he’s had his fingers on the pulses of politicians for decades. Sometimes the pulses pop with vitality, sometimes they are barely perceptible. Today, he is a dedicated community volunteer in the realm of history and is proud of his Caring Canadian Award received from the Governor General. He is also the author of several books.