Richard McGuire is a semi-retired journalist and photographer living in Osoyoos, B.C., Canada.
He also worked for 14 years at the House of Commons in Ottawa doing communications, research and management.
Born in Toronto, Richard has lived in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Saskatchewan, as well as briefly in the Northwest Territories.
An avid traveler, Richard has visited all Canadian provinces and territories except Nunavut, and 45 of the 50 U.S. states. Starting in the 1970s, he traveled the world with a backpack, often living on less than $2 a day. In total, he has visited more than 50 countries, spending long periods of time in India and Latin America.
After graduating in journalism from Humber College in 1980, Richard worked as a community journalist in several towns in Ontario and Alberta.
In 1984, he started a monthly newspaper called INPUT about personal computers, which were taking off at the time. He sold INPUT to another publisher in 1991, deciding to continue his studies.
He took courses in political science, history and other disciplines through several universities, mainly the University of Alberta, culminating with a Master of Arts in Political Economy from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1998. His particular interests were the history and politics of Latin America as well as the impact of changing technology on society.
From 1997 to 2011, Richard worked for three different Members of Parliament and two party leaders in Ottawa. He then returned to community journalism, while also developing a freelance photography business.
This website will focus on articles by Richard McGuire, as well as on books published by Richard McGuire Publishing, including some by other authors.
For Richard’s photography, please visit Richard McGuire Photo.