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Dept. of Moar Canada

In (Very) Brief

Went down and visited the striking Chronicle Herald workers on their picket line, talked to several of the folks holding down their union strike office, took pictures, made a donation, told them I was hoping for the best. Come this morning, I hear that the Chronicle Herald has had to shut down its weekly edition in Cape Breton (the northern island part of Nova Scotia) because of - and they admitted this in their announcement - "a headwind of union sympathy." Good. Capers are good union folks, and this will hit them in their pocket, maybe go a ways to force them back to the table. 

Going to dinner tonight with an old friend. Going on the Bluenose tomorrow. Pics from both of those things Saturday, most probably. Boy, are the folks at Mac's local Tim Horton's ever getting to know me. (And Bob.) 
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Sep. 15th, 2016 08:39 pm (UTC)
I love that you're back there now. Have some apples.

Also, I have written about Lord Dufferin.


Edited at 2016-09-15 08:39 pm (UTC)
Sep. 23rd, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)
As it happened, I had no chance to have any apples, but the trip, despite some unexpected and occasionally unpleasant glitches, was a success.

I just read your piece on Lord and Lady Dufferin, and the Minnehaha Falls was fascinating. I am continually impressed by your academic research-fu!
Sep. 16th, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)
Keeping my fingers crossed...may the unions rise again!

Sep. 23rd, 2016 12:13 am (UTC)
As you know by now, my dear, my visit became less than optimal shortly after this, but I still managed to enjoy myself immensely. The union encountered what might be good news only a day after I visited, which I shall perhaps mention elsewhere.

*hugs back to you!*
Sep. 16th, 2016 03:15 pm (UTC)
I hope the unions win through.

Sep. 23rd, 2016 12:15 am (UTC)
As do I. The people I met were brave, hardworking, and determined; although life doesn't reward that nearly as often as it should, I'm crossing my fingers for them. I just wish I'd had more to give them.
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