John Crispo

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John Crispo
Born (1933-05-05)5 May 1933
Died 27 April 2009(2009-04-27) (aged 75)
Nationality Canadian

John H. G. Crispo (5 May 1933 – 27 April 2009)[1] was a Canadian economist, author and educator.

Crispo graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and with a Doctor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2]

In 2006, he became a municipal politician, the Ward 3 councillor for Clearview Township.[3]

He became a noted supporter of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement.[4]

Eighteen years after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Crispo died at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto aged 75.[4] He was active at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management where he was designated Professor Emeritus of Political Economy.[2]


  • 2002: Rebel Without a Pause: Memoirs of a Canadian Maverick (Warwick) ISBN 1-894622-27-8
  • 1992: Making Canada Work: Competing in the Global Economy, (1992, Random House) ISBN 0-394-22287-3
  • 1990: Can Canada Compete? (Hemlock) ISBN 0-929066-04-9
  • 1988: Free Trade: The Real Story (Gage) ISBN 0-7715-5110-X
  • 1984: National consultation : problems and prospects (C. D. Howe Institute) ISBN 0-88806-125-0
  • 1979: Mandate For Canada (General Publishing) ISBN 0-7736-1051-0
  • 1978: Industrial democracy in western Europe: a North American perspective (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) ISBN 0-07-082700-1
  • 1978: The Canadian industrial relations system (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) ISBN 0-07-082459-2
  • 1975: The public right to know : accountability in the secretive society (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) ISBN 0-07-082248-4
  • 1967: International unionism : a study in Canadian-American relations (McGraw-Hill)
  • 1966: (editor) Industrial relations : challenges and responses (University of Toronto Press)


  1. ^ "Deaths: John Crispo". The Globe and Mail. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "John Crispo, Professor Emeritus of Political Economy". Rotman School of Management. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  3. ^ Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin (28 April 2009). "Clearview councillor dies after battle with cancer". Orillia Packet and Times. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  4. ^ a b Miller, Jason (29 April 2009). "John Crispo, 76: Political pundit fought for free trade". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-05-02.