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Campaign Capers

In 1965, as the November 8 federal election drew to a close, reporters covering the campaign of Conservative leader John Diefenbaker gathered in Prince Albert to await the results. Dief believed he could repeat the miracle of his landslide victory in 1957 while Liberal Lester Pearson sought the majority government Read more…

A Great Reader

Narrator Richard Clarkin and I recently took to Zoom to discuss recording Power, Prime Ministers and the Press and how he managed to bring life to anecdotes and voices from 150 years of history during some 30 hours of studio work.

A golf story

Before he won the Liberal leadership in 1990, Jean Chrétien was my guest in a foursome at the Peter Gzowski Invitational, an annual golf tournament to raise money for Frontier College’s literacy programs. Our honorary caddy was the great Canadian cellist Shauna Rolston. As they headed down the first fairway, Read more…

Deer Town

As I rolled down the car window to take a picture, the deer looked up blankly, then resumed munching on the lawn of a neighbouring house. Welcome to St. Andrews, NB, where the deer run wild in the streets and backyards, chomping their way through hedges, gardens and flower beds. Read more…