The Parallel Parliament

Glen Pearson

Posts tagged “Ontario

A Place For Us

Posted on November 11, 2012

How do you write a book about the city in which you live? Seriously. There are so many takes on London from people with countless points of view. In the last year and a half I have had a wealth of conversations with others about how they feel concerning their city. Everyone has an opinion, and a good many put forward solutions that they believe would help our city get its game back. Their energy is inspiring, but it’s also true to say that they are in the minority. While many citizens have an opinion, it doesn’t mean that the majority of them are engaged. This is London’s chief problem at present, and unless we support groups like ReThink London in its efforts to…

What’s In A Face?

Posted on April 1, 2011

It was a pretty special night. William Blake used to say that if a person’s face never gave any light then they could never become a star. If that’s true, Michael Ignatieff hit the big time here in London last night. We knew something special was happening an hour before his town hall when the line-up to the venue wound all the way through the hallway and back to the parking lot. Let’s be clear, Liberals in SW Ontario haven’t been used to this for a while, so they can be forgiven their abundance of exuberance. London hasn’t been alone in this; other locations on Ignatieff’s campaign tour have reported similar enthusiasm. It’s election time and such things are to be expected. Yet for…

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