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May.08.2013
Pages from my Grandfather's Montreal City Hall File. His post, Director of Services, created in 1921 was intended to streamline services in Montreal. This is an age of too much information and I don't mean only the news media. (Yes, I couldn't help spending some time yesterday reading the...
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Apr.15.2013
  I see that someone came to this blog  looking up information on Mrs. Philip Snowden's May 6 1913 speech. Lucky for them, I've done all the research! I imagine it is a scholar, probably from the UK,  but part of me hopes it is a  Canadian TV News Journalist. Journalists are...
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Mar.08.2013
The view I wanted (well, with March snow) Lake Placid. Library archives are dreary places to hang out, but this awful dreary spring it's 'six of one half a dozen of the other,' a line I have a character use a lot in my story Milk and Water, about corruption in Montreal in 1927. In my story...
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Mar.04.2013
        The inscription under the statue of Edward VII in Phillip's Square, Montreal. Here's a video of the place.     Funny, we don't really look at statues or monuments. They are a kind of 3-D wallpaper. And we only read the inscriptions when we are tourists...
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Feb.21.2013
  My cat,Foo Foo, must know something. He's started to lie at the picture window, looking out.  And it's snowing more than ever. It's the 21st of February and the forecasts say that the cold weather is over - and the daytime highs are going to hover around 0 Celsius for the rest of the...
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Feb.19.2013
  In May 1919, in  a deferred Annual General Meeting of the Montreal Suffrage Association voted to disband in order that a bilingual group could be set up to fight the Provincial Suffrage Battle.   After all, Borden had given most Canadian women the federal franchise in 1918....
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Nov.01.2012
  This is the newspaper clipping Edith Nicholson made of the February 1913 Suffrage Exhibit at 622 St. Catherine West (as opposed to Ste. Catherine Ouest). They have a Suffrage Sandwich Man and a Limerick contest. What fun! And one special lady visitor is being given a tea at the Ritz, which...
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Oct.26.2012
  A Suffragette  being hustled away at a UK Demonstration. Conrad Black got into the headline news, again, last week, when he had a fight (not physical, but threats were made) with a BBC interviewer or presenter as they are called. He is in the UK promoting his new book, A Matter of...
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Oct.25.2012
  Unfortunately, Edith Nicholson did not cut out any clippings of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst's trips to Canada. Hard to believe. I think this is because, when Pankhurst came to Canada (and if I am right she came in 1909 and late 1912) she kept a fairly low profile. Of course, there were some...
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Oct.24.2012
  St James United, once St. James Methodist. The 1913 meeting of the Canadian Council of Women was held in the lecture hall. "As England was the storm-center of the suffrage movement, she thought it well to refer chiefly to that country, and said that while the suffragists at times could not...