We can all use a laugh. And today, I had the pleasure of having comedian and actor Elon Gold on the show. He's been in the business for 20 years and it shows.
Gold weighed in with his thoughts on Rob Ford, politics in general, and he does great impressions. You'd think you were really listening to Jay Leno and Woody Allen.
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This was a fascinating interview, when I spoke with Gloria Parker, the author of "Meeting Robyn." It's a biographical account of raising a transgender child.
In the early 1970's, Gloria gave birth to Robert, now known as Robyn.
While he was growing up, Robert knew he was different. He felt like he was a girl living in a boy's body. It wasn't easy for him. It wasn't easy for his family.
There was a point where mother and child had a very difficult relationship. But as time went by, and Gloria learned more about the issues facing transgendered people, she came to accept Robyn.
And their bond has never been stronger.
Photo credit: gloriaparker.biz
There's an exhibition starting this weekend in Montreal called 'Cartooning for Peace' and it brings together editorial cartoonists from around the world.
They bring with them their different beliefs and causes. They all agree about freedom of expression.
I spoke today with Palestinian cartoonist Khalil Abu Arafeh and Israeli cartoonist Michel Kichka who shared their thoughts on freedom of expression as well as their points of view on the volatility in the Middle East.
The exhibition runs from December 1st-8th at the Federation CJA Cummings Centre Lobby. It's at 5151 Cote-Sainte-Catherine. And admission is free.
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Believe it or not, there are cities in Canada where inclusiveness is encouraged. In Edmonton, the police force plans to reveal a prototype official hijab for its officers.
It has tear-away snaps and it's designed in such a way to avoid obstructing a police officer's vision.
I talked with city councillor Scott McKeen about this. And he calls it a “gesture of inclusion” toward the local Muslim community.
(The photo is of two police officers on patrol in central London)
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I was speaking with Mylene Paquette, the Montreal woman who rowed from Canada to France, and it got me to thinking about a moment in my life that I'll never forget.
It was the spring of 1993, the Canadiens had just beaten the L-A Kings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at the Forum. And there I was, a kid from St Laurent who had just started covering the Habs a few months earlier.
I'm in the Canadiens dressing room. It was a chaotic scene of jubilation, And in comes THE CUP. It was inches away from me and I reached out to touch it, just for a moment. I'll never forget it.
It isn't easy to describe all the emotions that I was feeling. I grew up watching the Canadiens. And to have been lucky enough to cover the team and get that close to the Stanley ...