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 6:00 PM, Tuesday, Apr 30th, 2024

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    for the next Toronto Whiff@Home meeting.

    The Zoom session will open at 7:30pm
    for social chat with fellow Whiff@Home guests.

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    will commence at ~8:15pm.
     
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    James Lockyer C.M., “Is Canada’s Bail System Broken?” April 30, 2024

    The Whiff is again privileged to hear from the eminent criminal lawyer, James Lockyer. He first spoke to us in April 2010 about “Wrongful Convictions in Canada“ and updated us again at the February 2022 Whiff@Home meeting on “Miscarriages of Justice in Canada“. As our April speaker, he will help us understand the current failings of the Canadian Bail Process, what has been done to try to fix it and discuss what he believes is necessary to protect the innocent and maintain the public’s confidence in the administration of justice. Continue reading James Lockyer C.M., “Is Canada’s Bail System Broken?” April 30, 2024

    Phillip Crawley, Retired Publisher Globe and Mail, ‘Changing Times in the Media Business: Winners and Losers’, March 26, 2024

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    Phillip Crawley was born in Northumberland, England and graduated in English Language and Literature from  Manchester University. He has held a variety of senior executive positions with some of the world’s leading media companies in Europe, Asia and New Zealand. Before arriving in Canada in 1998, he was the Managing Director of The New Zealand Herald newspaper owned by Tony O’Reilly’s Independent Newspapers Group of Dublin. From 1988 to 1997 he worked for Rupert Murdoch, first as Editor of The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong (1988-1993) then as Managing Director of The Times Supplements in London (1993-1997). He worked for Conrad Black as Northern Editor, The Daily Telegraph, London in 1987-88. From 1979 to 1987 he was Editor of The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. Prior to 1979, Crawley worked in various editorial roles for Thomson Regional Newspapers.
    Continue reading Phillip Crawley, Retired Publisher Globe and Mail, ‘Changing Times in the Media Business: Winners and Losers’, March 26, 2024

    Jon Allen, Israel-Palestine: Oct. 7: How Did It Happen and Where Do We Go from Here? February 27, 2024

    Jon last spoke to the Whiff at the January 2021 Whiff@Home meeting, when he talked about Values vs. Interests in Canadian foreign policy. Now, as a Whiff member, we are fortunate to have him share his deep insight of the issues behind the past and current relationships between Israelis and Palestinians at the institutional, professional, and grassroots levels. As the Chair of Project Rozana Canada, a not-for profit that has been building bridges between Palestinians and Israelis for over a decade, primarily via the health sector, Jon is eminently qualified to elucidate us on this humanitarian crisis.
    Continue reading Jon Allen, Israel-Palestine: Oct. 7: How Did It Happen and Where Do We Go from Here? February 27, 2024

    Terry Fallis, Beloved and Bestselling Author, January 30, 2024


    Terry was back for his 4th talk at the Whiff!  (Nov 2019, Nov 2015 & Mar 2009)

    He introduced his latest novel  …
    A New Season
    A novel unlike any of his other 8, it’s a thoughtful exploration of aging, loss, family, friendship, and love, all with Terry’s trademark humour and heart.

    “Terry Fallis writes just about the tidiest romantic comedic novels you can find on earth, let alone in Canada.” The Globe and Mail
    Continue reading Terry Fallis, Beloved and Bestselling Author, January 30, 2024

    Steve Paikin, October 31, 2023, Author of John Turner: An Intimate Biography of Canada’s 17th Prime Minister

    Author of John Turner: An Intimate Biography of Canada’s 17th Prime Minister
    “One of the most glamorous and successful politicians in Canadian history”

    In this masterful and engaging biography, acclaimed journalist Steve Paikin brings to life John Turner (1929-2020), one of the most glamorous and successful politicians in Canadian history. Born in England and raised in B.C., Turner was a champion sprinter – setting the Canadian record in the 100-yard dash when he ran 9.8 seconds at a meet in 1947 – and a Rhodes Scholar who captured the national imagination as an escort for Princess Margaret on her 1959 Canadian tour.
    Continue reading Steve Paikin, October 31, 2023, Author of John Turner: An Intimate Biography of Canada’s 17th Prime Minister