Posts from "October, 2018"

Running late

If you follow along on this blog, you may have noticed I haven’t posted a new entry in a couple of weeks. Sorry about that. Officially, I’m on holiday. Our editorial director emailed me a couple of weeks ago to tell me I had two weeks of unused leave to burn off before the end

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Cannabis Day – a national holiday

October 17 should be a national holiday in Canada. I don’t know if you are as excited as I am to know that the recreational use of cannabis — marijuana, pot, weed — becomes legal tomorrow. Who has been able to sleep? Is the excitement over the prospect of legal pot overwhelming the rural Canadian community

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Saying goodbye to an old friend

There were obvious signs of relief in many quarters this week as a new NAFTA agreement was finally reached. At the insistence of the U.S. president, however, it will get a new name. Now it’s the USMCA, which CBC’s comedy show ’22 Minutes” suggested in a tweet sounded like—and should be sung like—the classic line

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