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ROBINSON, Christopher Blackett, Canadian publisher, born in Thorah, Ontario, 2 November, 1837. He was educated at the public schools and by private tuition, engaged in journalism in 1857, and edited the "Canadian Post" in Beaverton. In 1861 he removed this paper to Lindsay, where he published it for ten years. In 1871 he sold his interest in the" Post" and removed to Toronto, where, in 1872, he established " The Canada Presbyterian," the chief denominational paper of the country, which he still (1888) conducts. In conjunction with Professor Gold-win Smith he also founded at Toronto "The Week," the principal literary periodical in the Dominion. Mr. Robinson publishes Sabbath-school papers, the " Canada Law Journal," "Rural Canadian," and the "Dominion Oddfellow," of which he is also managing editor. He was president of the Canadian press association in 1884, and has been a director in banking and manufacturing institutions.
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