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Recently by Rex Murphy

This Island That We Cling To

I wrote what follows this paragraph a while back, for the National Post, when commenting on the generous response Newfoundlanders in central Newfoundland (Gander, Lewisporte, Gambo) gave to stranded Americans during the days following Sept. 11 2001. Much of what is here underlies the questions asked in the pieces airing on The National on the 20th anniversary of that gloomy act, the moratorium on the Newfoundland cod fishery. So I offer it now...
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Larry Zolf - A Rare Spirit Gone

The news of Larry Zolf's passing comes with an extra sting for me. I can't claim anything like a full friendship with him, over his many years at CBC, but I did work with him on a show called Up-Canada (only TV archeologists will recall it)
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Rex Murphy protests the Black Bloc

No decent, civilized city - and Toronto is both - should be held hostage by the actions of a set of ferociously insolent thugs and vandals.

Which is what happened here yesterday afternoon, and in fits and starts last night and early morning.  A band of black-masked, malicious, and potentially dangerous ne'er-do-wells did their radical best to get a racket going:  torched a couple of police cars, did their petty "let's smash the windows" trick, insulted the police, intimidated spectators, and tried to order the press around.

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