The Smirle Forsyth Prize in Political Studies

Smirle, BA 1973, LLB 1976, was very proud to belong to Queen's University. While attending Queen's, he volunteered for Flora MacDonald, member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands.

After graduation, Smirle worked for Flora in Ottawa until he became Assistant to the Clerk of the Ontario Legislature. In this position, he travelled throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa and met a variety of people and lived a full life devoted to the Ontario political scene. In 1993 at the age of 42, Smirle died of cancer.