Monthly Archives: April 2011

Another evening’s plans, wrecked by the lure of a book…

… because I downloaded this from Kobo: Wilfred Laurier by André Pratte. And now I can’t stop reading. “Even more than his predecessors, Laurier had to confront the demons of intolerance and prejudice that constantly threatened the work of the … Continue reading

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Be grateful for small mercies

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What shall we do with a drunken sailor?

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum. Earlier today, the organ I work for received this: News Tip from Retired Sailor: April on the national news the leader of the Liberal party was commenting on the G20 spending. In that comment, … Continue reading

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Nunavut is not a “social experiment”

This past Friday, Bernadette Calonego, a correspondent for Süeddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest circulation newspaper, interviewed me. She said she was working on a follow-up to the splendid long-form feature on crime in Nunavut that Patrick White wrote and the Globe … Continue reading

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