The founding editor of Discourse Online is William Brooks. Bill was born and raised in Montreal where he earned a BA Honours History degree from Loyola College, University of Montreal and a Masters in the Teaching of History from McGill University.
Throughout a long career in education Bill served as a: senior high school teacher and headmaster, public school commissioner, college and university lecturer, cable TV host, editorialist and consultant to various school and government authorities. He is a former President of the Quebec Association of Teachers of History and the Quebec Student Debating Association. The greater part of his teaching career, from 1977 to 2002, was at Lower Canada College in Montreal.
During the nineteen eighties and nineties, he co-founded the St. Lawrence Institute and was a member of the New York based, Committee for the Free World. He also worked with the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to develop a series of Canadian-American student conferences on leadership for free societies.
He has authored or co-authored several articles on education and public affairs which have appeared in publications such as: The McGill Journal of Education, The Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen, The Calgary Herald and Le Monde of Paris.