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Reg Hartt, a Minto, Chipman New Brunswick  native son, former TELEGRAPH JOURNAL delivery boy, is ranked among the fifty greatest male orators of all time.

Reg Hartt grew up in Minto, New Brunswick.

His family moved to Chipman when he was seven.

When he was seventeen his father moved the family to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

On his arrival in Ontario his high school principal told him not be feel ashamed when he failed as the standards of education in New Brunswick are lower than they are in Ontario.

Reg Hartt passed with honours.

In his last year in high school Reg Hartt was told by his principal he had the wrong attitude and would starve in two weeks if he left school that day.

That night Hartt arrived on the streets of Toronto. He thought he had a friend in Toronto. He found out he did not.

He had just enough money in his pocket to buy a beer. Problem was Hartt was underage.

He did not let that stop him.

At the invitation of a bookstore owner Hartt started showing his 8mm copies of important silent films. He also began giving talks with them.

Today Reg Hartt is renowned worldwide for the artistic, cultural and educational value of his work.

Jane Jacobs, author of the books THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES and DARK AGE AHEAD, was a regular at Reg Hartt’s programs from her arrival in Toronto in 1968 as well as a friend and a mentor. Over a few beers in her home Mrs. Jacobs told Hartt. “The best part of what you offer is what you have to say.”

Considering the source that is absolutely the finest praise anyone can receive.

Reg Hartt is ranked among the top fifty greatest make orators of all time.

There is nothing wrong with the standard of education in the Maritime provinces.

In an interview in THE GLOBE AND MAIL Mrs. Jacobs stated: “I have a lack of ideology, and not because I have an animus against any particular ideology; it’s just that they don’t make sense to me…they get in the way of thinking. I don’t see what use they are…University and uniformity, as ideals, have subtly influenced how people thought about education, politics, economics, government, everything…We are misled by universities and other intellectual institutions to believe that there are separate fields of knowledge. But it’s clear there are no separate fields of knowledge. It is a seamless web.”

Like Mrs. Jacobs Hartt learned everything he needed to know from his first and second grade teachers in Minto, New Brunswick. Unlike Mrs. Jacobs, not all of his teachers after that were dopes but most of them were.

Reg Hartt has one message for Martimers. That message is this: the ground you are growing up in is good ground. Always be proud of it and yourself. , Contact Reg Hartt at:  

To live absolutely the life we teach our vocation and avocation must be one. In short we have to trust God absolutely in all things. This is how we grow in faith. “Consider the lilies of the field, the birds of the air. Poppa takes care of them. Dad takes care of us.








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