Category Archives: Canada Day

Bien Sûr

Was at the Office of the Auditor General, 1983-1984. At the time, language training provided by the office. Available to anyone who wanted to attend, in circumstances where the classes were part of the earlier or later work day. No … Continue reading

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Canada Day: Peer Review

Average age maybe 14. At suburban Canada Day celebration. All “dressed up for each other”, as Van Morrison said. The boys were dressed in age-appropriate attire, but largely irrelevant. Girls not particularly interested in them, in any event. Show the … Continue reading

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Canada Day: Trois Accords

J’ai laissé ma femme En Saskatchewan En mon retour Saskatchewan Se m’a pris ma femme Les Trois Accords. Drama of lost love in Saskatchewan: Quebec hit. Canada Day dimension. Beauty of the blend.

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Nationalistic Darkness

Bolshevism is bad, but nationalism is worse. Radovan Karadzic Found an older newspaper clipping. Montreal Gazette, October 29, 1997, page B3. “Conflicting visions”, an opinion piece by Dr. Charles Ingrao, of the Department of History at Purdue University. Citing fact … Continue reading

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Royal Image, 1967

Thought it was 1964, but she was here in October of that year; my family was in Saskatoon, and I have no memory of missing any school for a fall Ottawa trip. Could have been 1959, with my family returning … Continue reading

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David Crombie and The Queen

Toronto town hall meeting with our elected federal representative, David Crombie, 1980. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Bloor and Jarvis. The riding of Rosedale, now known, more accurately since 2004, as Toronto Centre. A riding of being one of great contrasts. … Continue reading

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