Category : Dan Laxer

Merry Hanukkah 2017

It was approaching Christmas. I was living in Ottawa, sharing a townhouse with five other students from Carleton University. My roommate’s girlfriend, a rather devout Christian, came over to hang out. She was a sweet girl who, even as an ...

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Time for Trump

To borrow from The Gazette’s Terry Mosher, “Okay, everybody, take a valium.” Time Magazine was not praising Donald Trump in making him “Person of the Year.” It’s not an accolade. It’s a simple designation that you might replace with, say, Newsmaker ...

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Absolving Fidel Castro

Several years ago my then-girlfriend played the title role in a local production of Evita. The set designer had created two large portraits of Eva and Juan Peron. After the show closed, she got to take home the portrait of ...

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The Scottish Kirpan

Why don’t the Scottish just go back where they came from? Well, come on. It’s a fair question isn’t it? I mean, it’s what Canadian kids were saying about Sikhs when Gurbaj Singh Multani, otherwise known as The Kirpan Kid, was ...

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Montreal Children’s Library closing

“Churches close and theatres close every week because, finally, people don’t want them!” – Michael Maloney in Midwinter’s Tale “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone?” – Joni Mitchell; Big Yellow Taxi I ...

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Vimy Park is out – Parizeau is in

By: Dan Laxer – mtltimes.ca So that’s it, then? Parizeau Park’s a done deal? Vimy Park is out? Haven’t we been down this road, no pun intended, before, when former Mayor Gerald Tremblay wanted to rechristen Park Avenue? Remember how that went? ...

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