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The Ambulances

I was curious, but not curious enough to ask. I figured it out later

I was visiting Skeppsholmen, an island in Stockholm’s harbor downtown. It was gray and overcast and, because it was a Monday, the Asian museum and other buildings were closed to the public. 455 more words


Our challenge

Margaret Wente, writing in the Globe and Mail, makes an important point:

Today,” she says “our challenge as a nation is not that we’ll succumb to nationalist chest-thumping. 443 more words


"Dear Quentin: Letters of a Governor General"

Quentin Bryce, Australia’s former (and first female) governor-general, wrote over 50 letters a week as part of her official role, to and from school children, prime ministers, sheep (yes, sheep), retired servicepeople, doctors, bus drivers and friends. 91 more words

Gift Ideas

Crown Jewels

The governor general is irrelevant to most Canadians, even though he is the head of state. Strangely enough though, he managed to inconvenience me when I was in Stockholm. 628 more words


Telephones, instant replay, and the whoopee cushion: New book explores history of Canadian innovation

OTTAWA — To promote a new book on Canadian innovation that he co-authored with Governor General David Johnston, Tom Jenkins is carrying around a $3 bottle of canola oil. 1,084 more words

Financial Post

Governor General honours 45 Canadians at London ceremony

Governor General David Johnston didn’t come to London empty-handed.

One day after addressing a packed crowd of Londoners at Alumni Hall, the viceroy hosted a ceremony at the London Convention Centre Thursday, awarding 45 people – the majority from Ontario – honours for bravery, public service and volunteerism. 748 more words


Father Raymond J. de Souza: Georges Vanier, the best of our past, a model for the future

Governor General Georges Vanier died 50 years ago this week, on March 5, 1967, a Sunday morning at Rideau Hall. He had watched the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Detroit Red Wings on television the night before, after which he asked for assistance to visit the chapel where he and his wife Pauline attended Mass every morning, and prayed at length together each evening. 668 more words