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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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Remembering Farley Mowat

Many years ago, a young reporter trundled off to Port Hope, Ontario outside Toronto to interview Farley Mowat. The best-selling author of such ground-breaking Canadian non-fiction as People of the Deer and   Never Cry Wolf was deathly ill with the flu

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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 Legendary Watering Holes Have All Dried Up

Back in another mist-shrouded time when I was single, I always took dates to Bistro 990 in downtown Toronto. With its arched ceilings and pale gold walls, you could believe for a few hours (aided by a glass of wine)

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