Monthly Archives: August 2011

Average Canadians say goodbye to “Smiling Jack”

There has been an outpouring of emotion today as Canada mourns the death and celebrates the life of NDP leader Jack Layton. Noble thoughts have been conveyed and fine words spoken, none more eloquent perhaps, than the tributes paid by … Continue reading

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Tough to separate truth from fiction on Twitter about Birmingham disorder / riot

I have more than a passing interest in last night’s disorder/riot in Birmingham, as I lived there for six months this past year, have many friends there, and developed a real affection for the city.   Growing increasingly concerned at the end … Continue reading

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