Category Archive for 'Winnipeg Free Press'

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 22, 2012 J14 VANCOUVER — Finance Minister Ebenezer Scrooge VI stared from his office window at the unpopulated square below. The building was empty, silent. His face was a study. Reflective? Troubled? Conflicted? Perhaps all. It had been a long road for the Scrooges from the […]

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Appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press – December 23, 2011 VANCOUVER — I sat down to write about the greatest gift I’ve ever received. But, like a river in flood that carves a new channel, it became about my mother. Here, hard-eyed, I declare a sour disposition toward columns about (a) one’s mother and (b) […]

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Appeared in Winnipeg Free Press – May 14, 2011 VANCOUVER — Ready for the Parliamentary Channel switching to re-runs of Sesame Street? How about a private member’s bill bringing acne into the Canada Health Act? Think diaper boards in the washrooms will raise public respect for the Commons? The parliamentarians’ informal afternoon naps may be […]

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This is not a new column, but since we recently passed the one-year mark of having Kaylan in our lives, it seemed fitting to post the piece on the new website. TL From Winnipeg Free Press – December 24, 2009 VANCOUVER — In the household where these words were written, Christmas arrived early this year. […]

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Seventy years ago, civilization hung in the balance — and Churchill tipped it Appeared in Winnipeg Free Press – May 29, 2010 You would not be reading this, nor I writing it, if it were not for the five most important days of the 20th century — 70 years ago this week. Those who lived […]

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