JAMES D. FROST, a specialist in marine transportation, works as a researcher and a consultant. Educated at McGill University, Queens University and Saint Mary’s University he is an acknowledged authority on the business and economic history of the Maritime provinces. He is a Research Associate at Gorsebrook Research Institute. He lives in Halifax.’
It began in 1810. William Stairs opened a small general store on the Halifax waterfront. The Stairs saga includes sugar refining, banking, steel making and skate manufacturing. Frost comments on Nova Scotia's economic and political past through one family's history.