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Our celebrity commencement speaker is unavailable

Madam Chancellor, distinguished guests, parents, Class of 2017: I know you are expecting me at this point to introduce our celebrity commencement speaker. After all, the least we can do after your three to five years of academic struggle and … Continue reading

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Desmond Who-Who?

My eldest daughter graduates from university this week, along with thousands and thousands of other young people ready to take on the world, which makes me glad I’m not looking for a job right now. This will be the first … Continue reading

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Drinking Tips for Teens: Prom Edition

At high schools across the land, soon-to-be-graduates are thinking about their future. They’re thinking about their future after-parties on prom night and how they’re going to score some booze. Because the drinking age in Quebec is 18 and because most … Continue reading

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Pop and circumstance

 The following conversation is between me and my daughter Abby, age almost-12. It originally aired on CBC Radio’s “Breakaway” on June 4, 2013. You can hear the original audio version here or click the widget below — highly recommended for … Continue reading

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