Posts Tagged ‘ Republic Now ’

RIP Sean McCann .. who among many other good things believed in the brilliant future of a Canadian republic

Jul 12th, 2019 | By | Category: In Brief

Last Friday — a week ago now — the Globe and Mail published an obituary for “Character actor Sean McCann” who died in Toronto “on June 13 of heart failure at the age of 83.” The Toronto Star and Toronto Sun had earlier published their own commemorations — “Canadian actor Sean McCann dies at 83” […]



Northern Europe (and Russia) in the spring of 2016 .. and further adventures toward a Canadian republic

May 10th, 2016 | By | Category: In Brief

Late in the evening of this coming Wednesday, May 11, the entire office staff here will be boarding an airplane for our semi-regular European conference. We’ll be returning on Thursday, May 26, late in the afternoon. This time we’re in the north of what a UK series on TV Ontario many years ago called The […]



Two commemorations on same winter day in parts of Canada this year .. Louis Riel, the flag, and Justin P.J. Trudeau

Feb 15th, 2016 | By | Category: In Brief

Up here in the brrrrr … cold wilderness north of the Great Lakes, Monday, February 15, 2016 is a day when two commemorations coincide. Both have been written about in the past on this site. And in commemoration of both commemorations today, we are going to quickly review these past writings, and then end on […]



More joy in heaven for Heather Mallick’s change of heart on the British monarchy in Canada .. but ..

Jul 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Canadian Republic

Up here in the northern woods, watching the Canadian sunset over the lake in July, I am starting to think that Andrew Coyne was on to something last month. He told us  there “has never been an election campaign like the one on which we are now embarked. There’s a weird fin-de-siècle glow in the […]