Pride of this place – the one-third milestone – goes to Rex Murphy, a man who’s been a Canadian icon for a long time, as this warts-and-all Maclean’s profile from 1996 shows.
He’s always thoughtful, usually witty, often acerbic (and as often heartfelt), and never mean-spirited.
As with the other Canadians who sing or talk to us about us – Stan Rogers and Rick Mercer come to mind – he really needs no introduction. So let’s just hand him the microphone, shall we, and sit back and enjoy . . .
Remembering Rob Ford
This is one of a series on Canadian national treasures – my sesquicentennial project. They reflect people (living and dead), places and things that I think are worth celebrating about our country, and are done in no order of precedence.