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Justin Trudeau’s Dad and Me

In Donald Brittain’s powerful 1978 television documentary The Champions, about the lifelong battle for Canada’s destiny between Pierre Trudeau and René Lévesque, there is a shot of Trudeau being interviewed in the midst of the 1968 Liberal leadership convention. Days away from becoming

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Standing In Dealey Plaza, Thinking . . .

Arriving for the first time at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, I stood transfixed, thinking, I could have shot President Kennedy. Without knowing much of anything about guns, that’s what immediately crossed my mind at the place where President John F.

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Back To School–Without My Turtleneck

I hated high school. All the more ironic, then, to find myself, nearly fifty years after I had successfully made my escape, back inside the Gulag of my youth. The Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI, as we called it) celebrated its one hundred and twenty-fifth

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Taking Trudeau’s Picture

In Donald Brittain’s powerful 1978 television documentary The Champions, about the lifelong battle between Pierre Trudeau and René Lévesque for Canada’s destiny, there is a shot of Trudeau being interviewed in the midst of the 1968 Liberal leadership convention. Trudeau, days away

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The Brockville Boys

The Brockville Boys, from left: Gord Johnston, Dave Cody, Ron Base, Calvin Prescott.   The old home town is just not the same. The apartment where my brother and I lived above the Bank of Commerce at 98 King St.,

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