It’s Freedom to Read Week in Canada this week. It’s interesting to take a look at their list of challenged books to see how many of Canadian literature’s most canonical texts are on that list, including Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners, Timothy Findley’s The Wars, and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women. Censorship at all [...]
Here’s a list of 40 books or so that I mentioned in a talk given today on Canada’s Literary Landscape. This is anything but a complete list, but it’s not a bad start for anyone looking to learn more about Canadian literature. Canada’s Literary Landscape: A list of suggestions to help you read your way [...]
Speaking today on “Canada’s Literary Landscape” for the Elder Education Enrichment group in South Burlington today. Should be about 100-125 people there to listen. Looking forward to it. Canadian Studies
Check out the new Pomegranate Phone! eh?, No way, eh?
As I said on this blog a few weeks back, imagine how powerful an economic stimulus plan this would be for the US: Bring in a universal health care plan that would A) have the government, not insurance companies, pay doctors and hospitals set rates for tests and procedures (the “costs” of tests and procedures [...]
Good piece by Fareed Zakaria in Newsweek this week about why Canada’s financial sector has weathered this financial crisis so well: Guess which country, alone in the industrialized world, has not faced a single bank failure, calls for bailouts or government intervention in the financial or mortgage sectors. Yup, it’s Canada. In 2008, the World [...]
Working here in the office while watching a video of the Adam Graves jersey retirement in NY last night. He was undoubtedly a great, even heroic player, winning his first Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers before heading to NY, where he helped the Rangers win the cup in 1994. You can see by watching [...]
What? We don’t look interesting? We may not behave in ways that catch peoples’ attentions but we certainly look like an interesting country, don’t we? Well, you need to pay attention to know what you’re missing up there. At any rate, some good explanations here of why Obama’s trip to Canada matters to both countries. [...]