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Link: Canadian entertainer Gordie Tapp dead at 94

From CBC News:

Link: Canadian entertainer Gordie Tapp dead at 94
Canadian radio and television entertainer and former CBC broadcaster Gordie Tapp died Dec. 18 at 94.

Born in 1922 in London, Ont., Tapp was introduced to former U.S. president Gerald Ford as the “world’s funniest story-teller.” Moving from Guelph, Ont., to Hamilton to Toronto and on to Nashville, he reached millions of people worldwide with his humour. Continue reading. 

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Link: Jeanne Beker talks Canada’s Walk of Fame, next steps

From Melissa Hank of O.Canada.com:

Link: Jeanne Beker talks Canada’s Walk of Fame, next steps
“So many of the proudest moments of my career happen when I’m walking down the streets from St John’s to Victoria, or in international cities, meeting people who grew up watching Fashion Television who tell me it was their first window into the glamorous world of fashion. That was the reason they fell in love with fashion.” Continue reading. 

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Link: Melanie Joly’s fight for Canadian culture is neither easy nor popular

From Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Melanie Joly’s fight for Canadian culture is neither easy nor popular
Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly was in Paris this week doing exactly that, taking meetings with French and European culturecrats who can be counted on to understand Canada’s dilemma: How does a mid-sized power maintain any notion of cultural sovereignty in the face of the aptly acronymed FANG? (That’s Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.) Continue reading.

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