Monthly Archive: July 2011

People in glass houses

Margaret Atwood doesn’t need my help. Last I saw, there were 27,000 people who’d signed up to support her fight to keep Toronto library branches open. The battle was launched by Doug Ford, the mayor’s brother and alleged brains of the family, sounding off about how there were too many library branches. When Atwood protested, he said, “I don’t even know her. If she walked by me, I wouldn’t have a clue who she is.” What a silly man. The Toronto Public Library system is a wonderful resource and among the best-used in North America. I take out dozens of...

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