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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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An elected public servant expresses his grievances: MPs are failing to fulfill their primary roles as legislators and are influenced more by career advancement and party loyalty than serving their constituents as the PMO makes all the decisions, says Independent MP Brent Rathgeber, who quit the Conservative caucus last year... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
They're from the government... The Government of Canada has provided the Cinevolution Media Arts Society with $12,500 in funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in support of the 4th edition of Your Kontinent: Film and Media Arts Festival. Activities at the Festival include media workshops, film... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
And so were yours: Bristol police have issued a misdemeanor summons to a mom who they say left her 11-year-old daughter in the car while she went into a store Tuesday. Police arrived at 60 Middle Street in Bristol to find the girl alone in the car with the windows... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Canada Post boldly enters the 20th century: The Uniprix at 939 Albiny–Paquette Boulevard in Mont–Laurier is the latest addition to Canada Post's retail network. The new postal outlet, managed by pharmacists–owners Dary Blanchet and Yvon L'Écuyer, offers all standard Canada Post products and services. “Working with local entrepreneurs like Mr.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
But it's all in a good cause: The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), along with Ted Optiz, MP for Etobicoke Centre, today announced New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding totaling more than $94,000 to four organizations for their projects involving seniors in various Toronto communities. [...] The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
You gotta ask what happened here: The head of the Royal Canadian Navy has taken the rare step of ordering one of its ships to return from an international exercise because of misconduct by its sailors. Vice Admiral Mark Norman issued the message Monday, citing three incidents involving the crew... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Anglican Church caves: The Church of England ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes Monday with an overwhelming vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops. The church's national assembly, known as the General Synod, voted for the historic measure, reaching the required two-thirds majority in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
No really: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has named Justine Pimlott and David Oppenheim as producers at the NFB’s Ontario Centre. Pimlott and Oppenheim, who assume their duties this fall, will join executive producer Anita Lee and producer Lea Marin at the NFB’s English Program production centre in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Remembering the "forgotten" Father of Confederation: Apart from Macdonald and Cartier, the other key political personality in Charlottetown and Quebec City involved in making Confederation a reality was George Brown, the publisher of the Toronto Globe. Born in Scotland, Brown had arrived in Toronto via New York City at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Once upon a time... The Cambridge Five were no master spies, we learn; the Mitrokhin files from Soviet intelligence reveal that they were wary of some of them for being unreliable drunks. Guy Burgess was careless with files he had removed from the Foreign Office for copying; Donald Maclean was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
You can't keep a bad man down: The maligned former premier, having returned from exile at Harvard, is pleased to discover, post-Liberal majority, that he is back in the political fold and no longer radioactive to Bay St. He’s also working on his political memoirs, to be published next year.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Telegraph: Chief Engine Room Artificer Vernon "Ginger" Coles, who has died aged 94, took part in the Second World War in several daring raids using four-man midget submarines, known as X-craft. X-craft were 51ft long, 5ft 9in in diameter with internal headroom of 4ft 8in and powered by a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings