A trip to the vault: key moments in Tim's history on Quebec AM
Ainslie Maclellan went diving into the archives for memorable moments from Tim's broadcasting career. We begin with his conversation with Gracie Martyn.
It was May 29th,1914 when the ocean liner the Empress of Ireland sank off the coast of Rimouski, after colliding with the Norwegian coal ship, the Storstad. More than one thousand people died. Back in 1993, Gracie Martyn was the last known survivor of that disaster. She has since passed away. But Tim had a chance to speak with her on Quebec AM about her experience.
One of the major events to happen during Tim's time in Quebec City was the Summit of the Americas, back in 2001. The three day economic meeting sparked violent clashes between police and protestors, around the summit's security fence. Tim and then Daybreak host, Dave Bronstetter, teamed up for a special morning show from Quebec City the Friday of the summit. Here are some of the sounds and voices from the coverage that day, and the aftermath on Monday's show.
The time surrounding the Meech Lake Accord was one of the most tumultuous eras in Quebec history. It rekindled emotions that had been stirred up by the 1980 referendum, and its collapse foreshadowed the second referendum to come five years later. Shortly before the agreement fell through, Tim hosted a town hall meeting in Lennoxville, at the Bishop's University pub. He was joined by guests Royal Orr - former Quebec AM host and former president of Alliance Quebec and Parti Quebecois MNA Francois Beaulne. And he was joined by Quebecers from across the Eastern Townships and beyond. It was recorded in spring 1990.