Wallace Canning was a Havenite citizen and diplomat.
In 1900 PD, Canning was the People's Republic of Haven's consul on the planet Medusa, an officially neutral world in the Manticoran-controlled Basilisk System. He was also part of Operation Odysseus, and when a Medusan uprising, planned for and supported by Havenite agents, went out of control and began moving toward off-planet enclaves, Canning ordered the PMSS Sirius to leave orbit to abort the supposedly accidental appearance on the scene of a Republic of Haven Navy task force at Medusa. (HH1)
On returning to Haven after Operation Odysseus' failure, he fell out of favor with the Legislaturalists, and was compelled to become a Dolist and live in public housing. He found a cause in the coup Rob S. Pierre was planning, and played a central role in the scheme. After it succeeded, he returned to the corridors of power. (HH3)
- ↑ Yet, given the ideological hatred of the aristocratic Legislaturalists, it is likely that he fell in one or another of the purges organized by fanatics such as Cordelia Ransom.