Category Archives: Politics

Spring Flowers

When I stepped out my front door a couple of days ago, it was very, very hard to believe that the vernal equinox was exactly one week away. It has been a mean winter, with record hydro bills, and countless … Continue reading

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AWOL…Not

What I’ve missed! Celebrating the success of BoomJ’s Cuisine, the new Jamaican carryout around the corner. Worrying about the Café Wellington, which has had Kraft paper covering its windows for the last 6 weeks. Kvetching about the lurid, artificially joyous … Continue reading

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Packing Heat

This August, The New Yorker published a cartoon of “Canadian Lemmings” gathered at the edge of a cliff, each politely deferring to the others with “After you.” I suppose there are two possible readings. One is that the politeness is a mask; … Continue reading

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Maple Spring in the Point

Until recently, most eastern Canadians hearing the words “spring” and “maple” in the same sentence would probably have closed the loop with the word “syrup.” No longer. The so-called Maple Spring in Quebec refers, in the first instance, to a … Continue reading

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