Archive for April 2021

Look what’s happening to Pierre Berton’s Canadian National Dream in 2021

Apr 25th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

SPECIAL FROM RANDALL WHITE, FERNWOOD PARK, TORONTO, APRIL 25, 2021. Pierre Berton published his two-volume history of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 1970s — The National Dream: The Great Railway, 1871-1881 (1970) and The Last Spike: The Great Railway, 1881-1885 (1971). I think there are good and bad things to […]



Why Canada needs a new citizenship oath

Apr 10th, 2021 | By | Category: Canadian Republic

SPECIAL FROM ASHOK CHARLES, TORONTO/THUNDER BAY. APRIL 10, 2021 : Canada’s current citizenship oath, with its medieval pledge of fealty to a hereditary monarch, does not meet the needs of a prominent 21st century democracy. In 2019 Canada accepted 340,000 new permanent residents, and is among the countries with the highest levels of immigration. Some […]



Blue Jays 2021 — Expectations will continue to rise .. and Montoyo says “Our guys are ready”

Apr 1st, 2021 | By | Category: Sporting Life

SPECIAL FROM ROB SPARROW, HIGH PARK, TORONTO. APRIL 1, 2021. Life for the Toronto Blue Jays, like everyone else for that matter, was and continues to be upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. A year ago, Canadian government border restrictions forced them to be baseball’s version of the nomadic warriors playing all of their games south […]