The new publisher of the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper certainly knows how to bring a hush to a crowd. In one of his early public appearances, Roger P. Parkinson, the American who was appointed in May to head the Globe after a 25-year career in U.S. publishing, hosted a lavish party in an airport hangar on Oct. 20 to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada’s self-styled national newspaper. Addressing the mostly business—and nearly totally Canadian—audience of more than 1,000 people, the Globe publisher began to read a congratulatory telegram from the Governor General. It came, Parkinson said to stunned silence, from “Governor General Ramon Hishyn.” Maybe that’s the American Way.
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