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24 Sussex Dr - an opportunity?

When it was announced that Justin Trudeau would not be moving into 24 Sussex in order to facilitate a desperately needed renovation to the home, a lot of discussion about the Prime Minister’s official residence ensued. 612 more words


"The collective wisdom . . ."

Miranda: Oh, brave new world, that has such people in’t.
The Tempest 5.1.188-9

Portions of Miranda’s line from The Tempest have been used in many ways through the years, most notably – and ironically – as the title of Huxley’s dystopian novel, … 881 more words


I'm One of the 1.4 Million Canadian Citizens Who Can't Vote

I cannot vote in Monday’s election. Together with 1.4 million of my fellow Canadian citizens I was stripped of that seemingly inalienable right with the passage of Bill C-50, the Citizen Voting Act. 49 more words


Halloween - Montreal, 1880

Montreal Gazette, 30 October 1880, page 5.


Twenty-fifth annual concert of the Caledonian Society

The beautiful new Queen’s Hall contained a goodly audience last night, the occasion being that annual event which never fails to excite interest not only among the descendants of Auld Scotia, but amongst our citizens generally, the Halloween Concert of the Caledonian society. 3,618 more words


What does it mean to be Canadian?

With political leaders already beginning to electioneer for the federal election coming up in October and a few significant national events happening this summer , I thought it might be appropriate to begin a series of “Canadiana” blogs. 596 more words

The Halloween Festival - Montreal, 1869

Montreal Gazette 1 November 1869, page 2

The Halloween Festival

The Caledonian Society’s Festival was as great a success this Halloween as on any previous occasion. 1,924 more words


St Jean Baptiste celebrations, Quebec City, 1872

Courrier du Canada, 21 Juin 1872, page 2

La Saint Jean-Baptiste

On est a faire des préparatifs pour célébrer lundi, avec tout l’éclat possible la fête nationale du Canada-français.  922 more words