Ken Dryden laments for the press gallery.
Political writers, almost irresistibly, make everything about politics, and for the great majority of Canadians the conversation dies. The tone of political stories is so grim; so transactional and cynical. This book is about Canada. It is about us, and what we have in us to be. Ours is a big, exciting story. The people at the events in Ottawa and Montreal got that. The people who wrote blurbs on the cover of the book – Canadians who have lived intense Canadian lives and expressed Canada in their work – they get it too.
Susan Delacourt responds.