Archive: Why Read The Canadian Classics, Steve Paikin

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Many of us still turn our noses up at Can Lit, labeling it boring and inaccessible. Tsk, tsk says my next guest. Bruce Meyer teaches Literature and Creative Writing at St. Michael's College Continuing Education Program and Laurentian University's Barrie campus. He is the author of 21 books including the national bestseller "The Golden Thread." He says if you want a good read, classic Canadian literature is your best bet. He's brought a list of the oldies but goodies with him. The relationship between politicians and the public is truly dysfunctional. At first, we're in love. We put signs on our lawns, exxes on ballots, and feel pride in an election victory. But then, our love turns to hate. We savour nasty headlines, we relish the public humiliation. And then, come election time, we fall in love with someone new, leaving our former love object rejected and unemployed. How hard is the fall of a politician? These are the questions asked by my TVO colleague Steve Paikin. You know Steve best as the co-host of Studio 2. He's also the author of "The Dark Side: The Personal Price of a Political Life."
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