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We need to talk

Join Aaron Wherry for a Live chat – Right now


 

UPDATE: LIVE CHAT WITH AARON WHERRY IS LIVE

You can now post your questions at the following link.

http://www2.macleans.ca/live-chat-with-aaron-wherry/

The House is on break and my afternoons for the next week will be relatively quieter. To fill the void, I’m doing a chat on Wednesday. Sort of like Andrew did, only with less discussion of tax policy reform. Also, Andrew chatted for about an hour. I don’t see why we couldn’t do two.

We’ll make it a Year in Parliament chat, but questions of a tangential nature—what should you get your spouse for Christmas, how often do I weep openly while watching proceedings in the House, why do I love Stephane Dion so much, etc.—will be welcome.

So. Wednesday. Let’s say 1pm. Watch this space for further details.


 

We need to talk

  1. "why do I love Stephane Dion so much, etc.—will be welcome."

    Unless you plan to actually deal with these vicious wingnuts with their bilious attacks, I'll pass.

  2. Sounds good, Aaron, except I work. I'll try to pop in if I can.

  3. Wow, a Liberal pep rally hosted by Wherry. No thanks.

    • Inner dialogue would suffice.

    • Oh please, Dakota! You are sooo going to be there…

    • Damn. It was a really a surprise party in honour of you Dakota. Way to ruin it.

      • Oh, ask all the cuddly creatures at SDA to do drop in. It'll be so funner.

    • Well, let's hope you keep your promise, you bilious cretin.

      • What's with the avatar? I thought you opposed avatars on principle.

  4. Perhaps this would be a good opportunity to inform Canadians about how our system of government is supposed to work and where the ultimate authority lies.

    • You can't blame Wherry for our constitutional difficulties, he's really just a figurehead.

      • Why not blame Wherry, who else is there?

          • Careful now: I'm part of a small but fervent group who wish to see Mowat installed as King of Canada.

          • Me too! I just read "And No Birds Sang" this weekend. Awesome book, especially the last 50 pages. A truly great man.

          • I've read a lot of his stuff but not that one yet – I'll have to put it next on my stack. He's truly one my few heroes.

            Amy Honey is pretty cool indie musician who has a song about Mr. Mowat, by the way – you can listen to it on her Myspace site. (all her songs are good – I recommend folks check her out).

            http://www.myspace.com/amyhunnie

          • Nice song, great voice! Actually I like all her songs! Thanks for the tip.

            What should I read of Mowat's next? I've read "Never Cry Wolf," "And No Birds Sang," and "West-Viking." I'd like to stick to non-fiction for now. Maybe "People of the Deer"?

  5. People of the Deer is powerful – definitely worth the read. (I'm asuming you've read Lost in the Barrens – if not, you should. It would be interesting to hear your take on it, as one who has written for younger audiences too).

    • I will look for both! For now, given how prolific the guy is, I'm stuck with pot luck at the used bookstores. I just picked up "Ordeal by Ice" (Vol. 1) today. Frankly I'd read anything he wrote about anything, but this is a great subject to boot, especially in December.

  6. What lousy timing! It's finals' season, dammit.

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