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Today in 1975, a Great Lakes Freighter Sank in Lake Superior

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The disaster is one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“ after reading an article, “The … Continue reading

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Different Commercials: Same Actress

Heart to Home Meals Seasons Retirement Communities (No doubt these are Canadian television commercials, and the actress [Eleanor?] may be related to someone in the industry, but there’s no mistaking her personality.) She reminds me of my Mom when she … Continue reading

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Old Maple Syrup

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Results of the 2019 Canadian Horse Race

Who was first past the post? In 2015, Justin Trudeau made a campaign pledge to change the electoral system to one that was PR (proportional representation). Then he changed his mind. Now we can see why. There’s something about being … Continue reading

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Anachronism: Ahead by a Century

Anne with an “E” (Season 3) The opening theme song, by The Tragically Hip, should have been a clue from the very beginning of this series. We are being taken down a dark path of this nation’s past, with story … Continue reading

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The Canadian Political Spectrum

Political Parties 2019 Election It’s a tough question, but somebody has to ask it: where are you on this chart? And, before you answer, think about the implications of what ‘far right’ and ‘far left’ mean when we speak those … Continue reading

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Trudeau: Like Father, Like Son?

No, more like: Hate Father, Hate Son The advantage of being a more senior member of the voting community (I’m old, OK?) is that I also have a long memory of how things were back in the ‘bad old days’ … Continue reading

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First Time in Canadian Politics…

Needing to Wear a Bulletproof Vest Yesterday, a Liberal rally in Mississauga, Ontario was delayed by 90 minutes when the RCMP decided that a threat against Trudeau was credible enough to prevent his wife Sophie from introducing him. When Trudeau … Continue reading

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How Americans See Us

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Sandra Oh: Canadian Icon

Receiving Governor General’s Award She’s been in the public’s eye since getting a role on Grey’s Anatomy all those years ago. Now she’s winning awards for her TV performance on Killing Eve. This weekend, Canada’s Governor General presented her with a Performing … Continue reading

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