FOR GOOD JOURNALISTS, BOOSTERISM IS FATAL A CRITICISM BY SENATOR KEITH DAVEY Last summer, a reporter for the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Angel Castillo, leaked a story to The Chevron, the local university newspaper. Castillo gave The Chevron details of a multimilliondollar redevelopment plan, called Market Square, which would largely remake the city centre.
The good old days are good no more Last winter, I took a friend of mine from Calgary to hear Yvon Deschamps, the popular Quebec satirist. One of the skits that evening was a long monologue entitled “Les Anglais.” Toward the end of it, Deschamps put the audience through a kind of political catechism:By ANN CHARNEY23 min
Last fall I’d heard from a friend that Leonard was passing through Toronto. Which is generally the way people who know Leonard hear about him. A friend will whisper to another: “Leonard’s in town y’know” or “Did you hear Leonard was in town last week?” and, as often as not, by the time you’d hear about it Leonard Cohen would be far away.By PAUL SALTZMAN21 min
I was showing a friend around Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. He came from Montreal and thought that everything east of Trois Rivières was primitive country. We were standing on the town bridge, looking at the narrow muddy river swirling below us. I had run out of local sights; which included the Regional High School, Joe Morris’ blacksmith shop (which was more than 200 years old, and looked it, and had been a blacksmith shop for more than 60 years, and smelled it), the new parking meters on Main Street which some of the people were getting around to using (once they realized what they were for), and old man Boswell, who was 103 and walked five miles a day. to keep fit.By DAVID E. LEWIS10 min
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