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    • 260 pages
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  • Keywords
    • Rural memoir,
    • Public policy,
    • Environment policy,
    • Community advocacy,
    • Hog barns,
    • Agricultural Industry,
    • Rural Manitoba.

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Of Pork and Potatoes
by Bill Massey

Of Pork and Potatoes is a remarkable story of perseverance in the face of adversity. Bill Massey recounts his childhood growing up in a troubled home in rural Manitoba. By finding the people who gave him space to move forward, committing to hard work, upholding his integrity, and above all, never giving up, he managed to survive and use his skills to help others, becoming a teacher, principal, and advocate for disadvantaged children. When an illegal hog farm operation started affecting Bill Massey’s community, it was not a big step to move from teaching and advocating for children to dealing with the injustices he saw in his community. The Planning Act of Manitoba has made it virtually impossible for rural people to protect their rights and the well being of their communities from unscrupulous corporations. With fifteen years of fighting under their belt, Bill Massey and his community continue to pursue their rights and protect the environment from the forces threatening their way of life. Of Pork and Potatoes will empower and inspire anyone looking for true stories about people who confront the odds with courage and determination and pursue justice with integrity.

In rural Manitoba, Bill Massey taught for ten years in elementary schools and, at the age of thirty, became a principal for twenty-three years. He was a children’s advocate, piloting child abuse prevention programs and sitting on the abuse committee for twenty years, representing his school division. He became a specialist in dealing with violent children and taught Nonviolent Crisis Intervention at the University of Winnipeg and Urban Circle in Winnipeg for fifteen years. During all that time, he has lived on farms at Kelwood, Elma, and finally Grosse Isle, where he currently resides with his wonderful wife, Dorothy. He enjoys history, astronomy, repairing old farm equipment and farming.


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