Sunday, June 24, 2018


I find this column hard to write, because in doing so I have to say goodbye to a pair of familiar faces – one on a local scale, the other at a national level – who touched me, and...
Cathy and I were in Halifax for about 48 hours last week. We didn’t listen to Q104 the entire time we were there, and as a result of the issue I’m about to discuss in this column, we’ll never listen...
“Sorry I’m late for the meeting. I was just getting into the polling booth when I got your call. Now, what’s all this about?” “I’m afraid it’s about your son. He’s been incredibly disruptive in the classroom, the playground and...
On the surface, a change to one line in our national anthem might not seem to have that much in common with recent revisions to the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. And yet, as both stories dominated the headlines last...
My new friend Andy seemed to need a little convincing. This was his first time at Swim The Canal, after all. He was visiting his parents in Richmond County, with his wife and eight-year-old son from the Dusseldorf-Cologne area of...
Regular readers of this column (officially known as “poor souls”) might remember me mentioning in early January that I was launching a blog to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I knew that I wanted the “Canada Through My Eye” project...

Crock the vote

Over the past five years, three different governments – run by two different political parties – set out to change the way you vote. So far, only one of them succeeded in bringing about changes, and those alterations were just...

Country Nation

Moments before George Canyon took the stage on the third Friday evening in November, I took my seat at the far left of the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre’s Bear Head Conference Room, just outside the kitchen area. I came perilously...
I’m breaking with my own personal tradition and devoting this column to several random thoughts, rather than giving you nearly 800 words on a specific subject. It’ll be a nice change of pace for both you and me, and it...
I’d like to think that I have shown great restraint by limiting the amount of column space devoted to Donald Trump during his first year as the American president. Of course, this is partly because The Angry Orange seems to...
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