Author Archives: Edward Brain

Remembrance Day at Royal Canadian Legion #101

On November 11th, 2018 I attended the Remembrance Day service at Royal Canadian Legion #101. The service was moving as usual and a way of remembering those who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. Here are some … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day and 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

Today, November 11th 2018, we mark Remembrance Day in Canada and the sacrifices made by our military during the many conflicts Canada has been involved in. Today also marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.  The … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary of ‘Touch ‘Em All Joe’

Today, October 23rd 2018, is the 25th anniversary of the most important homerun in Toronto Blue Jays history:  Joe Carter’s walk-off homerun to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays, and potentially in the history of the … Continue reading

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2018 World Series

The 114th edition of the World Series is set to start between the National League (NL) Pennant winners the Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League (AL) Pennant winners the Boston Red Sox.  The Red Sox have home field advantage. … Continue reading

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Removing a Board Director is Still Hard

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star. I want to discuss one of the questions raised: QUESTION:  Some of the owners in our condominium want to remove the director who serves as the board president. If we cannot … Continue reading

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Anna Netrobko leads a Stunning Aida

The Metropolitan Opera (‘The Met’) opened their 2018-2019 Live in HD broadcast series with a performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s Aida.  The production has been in their repertoire for a number of years now, but is still visually stunning, and was … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin Soars at the COC

I attended the second performance of the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) production of Eugene Onegin at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 4th, 2018.  And it was worth every minute. The production is new for the … Continue reading

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Ontario Government to Invoke Section 33 of the Constitution

On September 10th, 2018  the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced that he will be invoking the so-called ‘Notwithstanding clause’ in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Section 33.) This decision is in response to a court decision that the … Continue reading

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Human Rights Apply in Condominiums

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s look at some of the questions: The first question is: QUESTION:  An owner in our condominium broke his wrist and needed help tying his shoes. Staff helped him, but when … Continue reading

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97th Warriors’ Day Parade at the CNE

Today, August 18th 2018, the Canadian National Exhibition (C.N.E.) celebrated the 97th Warriors’ Day Parade. The Parade started at 10:30 a.m. at the Princes’ Gate, at the east end of the CNE grounds, and continued past the Direct Energy Centre, … Continue reading

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