National Newswatch

Remembering Gord Downie through his lyrics

Oct 19 2017 — Robert Morrison — Canada has lost one of its greatest artists — a person who consolidated us, who pushed us, who excited us, who taught us and who inspired us. We have known for more than a year that Gord Downie was going to leave us soon. But the news of his death today doesn’t soften the blow. […]

Remembering Gord Downie through his lyrics

Oct 19 2017 — Robert Morrison — Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young) Robert Morrison, Queen’s University, Ontario Canada has lost one of its greatest artists — a person who consolidated us, who pushed us, who excited us, who taught […]

John and Yoko gave peace a chance in Canada

Oct 10 2017 — Robert Morrison — In the final year of the turbulent 1960s, as the Vietnam War and the massive counter-cultural protests against it reached new levels of intensity, John Lennon and Yoko Ono visited Canada three separate times. The purpose of these trips varied, but on the third and final one they achieved what seems to have been among […]

John and Yoko gave peace a chance in Canada

Oct 10 2017 — Robert Morrison — John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Pierre Trudeau at the Parliament Hill, Ottawa on 23 December 1969. The peace activists came to Canada to stage a love in and to meet with the Prime Minister. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg) Robert Morrison, Queen’s University, Ontario In the final year of the turbulent 1960s, as the Vietnam War […]