Duncan Campbell Scott
Duncan Campbell Scott CMG was a Canadian bureaucrat and prose writer. With Charles G. D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, he is classed as one of Canada's Confederation Poets. Scott was a Canadian lifetime civil servant who served as deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs from 1913 to 1932, is better known today for advocating the assimilation and genocide of Canada’s First Nations peoples in that capacity. Scott was born in Ottawa, the son of Rev. William Scott and Janet MacCallum, he was educated at Stanstead Wesleyan College. Early in life, he became an accomplished pianist. Scott wanted to be a doctor, but family finances were precarious, so in 1879 he joined the federal civil service; as the story goes, William Scott might not have money. Among his acquaintances was the prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, who agreed to meet with Duncan; as chance would have it, when Duncan arrived for his interview, the prime minister had a memo on his desk from the Indian Branch of the Department of the Interior asking for a temporary copying clerk.
Making a quick decision while the serious young applicant waited in front of him, Macdonald wrote across the request:'Approved. Employ Mr. Scott at $1.50.' Scott "spent his entire career in the same branch of government, working his way up to the position of deputy superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1913, the highest non-elected position possible in his department. He remained in this post until his retirement in 1932."Scott's father subsequently found work in Indian Affairs, the entire family moved into a newly built house on 108 Lisgar St. where Duncan Campbell Scott would live for the rest of his life. In 1883 Scott met Archibald Lampman, it was the beginning of an instant friendship that would continue unbroken until Lampman's death sixteen years later.... It was Scott who initiated wilderness camping trips, a recreation that became Lampman's favourite escape from daily drudgery and family problems. In turn, Lampman's dedication to the art of poetry would inspire Scott's first experiments in verse.
By the late 1880s Scott was Scribner's. In 1889 his poems "At the Cedars" and "Ottawa" were included in the pioneering anthology, Songs of the Great Dominion. Scott and Lampman "shared a love of the Canadian wilderness. During the 1890s the two made a number of canoe trips together in the area north of Ottawa."In 1892 and 1893, Scott and William Wilfred Campbell wrote a literary column, "At the Mermaid Inn," for the Toronto Globe. "Scott... came up with the title for it. His intention was to conjure up a vision of The Mermaid Inn Tavern in old London where Sir Walter Raleigh founded the famous club whose members included Ben Jonson and Fletcher, other literary lights. In 1893 Scott published his first book of The Magic House and Other Poems, it would be followed by seven more volumes of verse: Labor and the Angel, New World Lyrics and Ballads, Via Borealis, Lundy's Lane and Other Poems and Life, The Poems of Duncan Campbell Scott and The Green Cloister. In 1894, Scott married a concert violinist, whom he had met at a recital in Ottawa.
They had one child, who died at 12. Before she was born, Scott asked his mother and sisters to leave his home, causing a long-time rift in the family. In 1896 Scott published his first collection of stories, In the Village of Viger, "a collection of delicate sketches of French Canadian life. Two collections, The Witching of Elspie and The Circle of Affection, contained many fine short stories." Scott wrote a novel, although it was not published until after his death. After Lampman died in 1899, Scott helped publish a number of editions of Lampman's poetry. Scott "was a prime mover in the establishment of the Ottawa Little Theatre and the Dominion Drama Festival." In 1923 the Little Theatre performed Pierre. His wife died in 1929. In 1931 he married more than 30 years his junior. After he retired the next year, "he and Elise spent much of the 1930s and 1940s travelling in Europe and the United States."He died in December 1947 in Ottawa at the age of 85 and is buried in Ottawa's Beechwood Cemetery.
Prior to taking up his position as head of the Department of Indian Affairs, in 1905 Scott was one of the Treaty Commissioners sent to negotiate Treaty No. 9 in Northern Ontario. Aside from his poetry, Scott made his mark in Canadian history as the head of the Department of Indian Affairs from 1913 to 1932. Before Confederation, the Canadian government had adopted a policy of assimilation under the Gradual Civilization Act 1857. One biographer of Scott states that:The Canadian government’s Indian policy had been set before Scott was in a position to influence it, but he never saw any reason to question its assumption that the'red' man ought to become just like the'white' man. Shortly after he became Deputy Superintendent, he wrote approvingly:'The happiest future for the Indian race is absorption into the general population, this is the object and policy of our government.'... Assimilation, so the reasoning went, would solve the'Indian problem,' and wrenching children away from their parents to'civilize' them in residential schools until they were eighteen was believed to be a sure way of achieving the government’s goal.
Scott... would pat himself on the back:'I was never unsympathetic to aboriginal ideals, but there was the law which I did not originate and which
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Richmond Hill is a city in south-central York Region, Canada. Part of the Greater Toronto Area, it is the York Region's third most populous municipality and the 28th most populous municipality in Canada. Richmond Hill has seen a population growth since the 1990s; the city is home to the David Dunlap Observatory telescope, the largest in Canada. The village of Richmond Hill was incorporated by act of the York County Council on June 18, 1872, coming into effect January 1, 1873; the Regional Municipality of York was established by Bill 102 An Act to Establish the Regional Municipality of York of the provincial parliament, passed on June 26, 1970 and coming into force on January 1, 1971. The act expanded Richmond Hill's borders, annexing parts of Whitchurch Township, Markham Township, Vaughan Township and King Township into Richmond Hill, expanding the area covered from 1,700 acres to 27,000 acres and the population from a little over 19,000 to some 34,000; the town grew to encompass the communities of Gormley, Langstaff, Headford, Elgin Mills, Bond Lake, Lake Wilcox, Oak Ridges and Richvale.
While Richmond Hill was a prosperous, well developed town, many of the outlying areas annexed were far more rural, with dirt roads, no water mains or sewers and no streetlights, the time needed to bring municipal services up in these areas, combined with residual unequal tax assessments caused considerable conflict in the municipal politics. Policing was taken over by the York Regional Police, but fire protection remained with Richmond Hill, whose firefighting force grew. Having hired its first full-time employee in 1967, it had fourteen full-time employees by 1971. Yonge Street through Richmond Hill expanded from two lanes to four in 1971, relieving congestion on what was known as "Ontario's worst stretch of highway"; the Richmond Hill Dynes Jewellers softball team was the 1972 Softball World Champions. The Royal Canadian Air Farce was recorded at the Curtain Club Theater in Richmond Hill for its first 5 seasons on radio, beginning in 1973; the Air Farce returned for an anniversary recording in the 1990s.
In 1973 was the centennial of the town's incorporation as a village, the town set up a number of celebratory activities, including a beard growing contest, commissioning a centennial song, a parade, a street dance and the unveiling of an historic plaque honoring the town's founding in front of the municipal offices. June 27 was declared Russell Lynett Day, named after the town's clerk, only the third in its existence. 1973 saw the sale of the last of the original rose-growing greenhouses in Richmond Hill. Development had led to increasing property taxes and the H. J. Mills greenhouses relocated to Elgin Mill Road; the site of the greenhouses was developed as a subdivision. The fast-growing town set aside significant areas for parks, with five new parks dedicated in 1973, two more in 1974; the Richmond Hill Historical Society was founded in 1973. The society was dedicated to preserving the history of Richmond Hill and raising awareness of the town's history, their first action was to restore a 150-year-old house, known as the Burr House.
As the 1970s went on, the population growth of Richmond Hill remained large. In 1976, home prices in Richmond Hill were among the highest in Canada. By this time, the town council was split over; the deadlock over a fifty-five house subdivision named Springmills Estate led to one councilor saying that it was not the reform council it was dubbed, but a "deformed council". Other housing projects faced similar problems as councilors debated many things, including the need for affordable housing and the encroachment of homes into the farmland and the Oak Ridges Moraine. GO train service was extended to Richmond Hill in 1978 opened on April 29, 1978 by Bill Davis. Growth in Richmond Hill slowed towards the end of the 1970s, with M. L. McConaghy Public School closing in 1979 due to dropping enrollment. At the same time, Richmond Hill began to make official plans for future land development; the first official plan concerned a 700-acre industrial park at Leslie Street and Highway 7 named Beaver Creek. A commercial area within the park spread into the hamlet of Dollar.
The plan was rejected, however, by the Ontario Municipal Board, Richmond Hill was the first municipality in Ontario to have its official plan rejected outright by the board. The whole affair was subject to much controversy in the community, although the town council declined to appeal the decision; when the new council convened in 1980, led by new mayor Al Duffy, the town remained without a development plan. The council hired civic planner Peter Walker to produce a new official plan. By September 1981, the new plan was drafted, with limited development of northern Richmond Hill, industrial development centred in the south-east part of town and commercial centres remaining along Yonge Street; the plan was approved in July 1982 by the Ontario Municipal Board. A clash over the use of the land in Langstaff, known as the Langstaff Jail Farm erupted in 1982 between Richmond Hill and Toronto, which owned the land; the 632-acre plot of land had been acquired by Toronto in 1911, was unused in 1982. Toronto's plans for development clashed with those of Richmond Hill over the balance of industry and residential development, with Richmond Hill favouring more industrial development.
The rose business left Richmond Hill in June 1982, with the closure of H. J. Mills florists. Mills died in 1980, leaving the company to his son, but the poor economic conditions, combined with increasing property taxes in the growing city made the business unprofitable. A 1984 contest o
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye is an American mystery series that aired on HBO in the United States from April 16, 1983 through June 3, 1986, on ITV in the United Kingdom. The series features Powers Boothe as Raymond Chandler's title character, was the first drama produced for HBO, it was an early example of the uncompromising commitment to authenticity HBO would become known for in period pieces showcased in Rome and Deadwood, the latter of which featured actor Powers Boothe. Unlike other modern incarnations of the Marlowe character, the HBO series kept the show set in the 1930s, true to the original Raymond Chandler stories; the series chronicles the cases of private detective Philip Marlowe. Set in Los Angeles during the 1930s, storylines were adapted from Chandler's short stories. Philip Marlowe, Private Eye aired in two short runs beginning in April 1983 to June 1983 in the US and May 1984 in the UK; the second run began in April 1986 and ended in June 1986. Powers Boothe as Philip Marlowe Kathryn Leigh Scott as Annie Riordan William Kearns as Lieutenant Victor "Violets" Magee Philip Marlowe, Private Eye on IMDb Philip Marlowe, Private Eye at TV.com Philip Marlowe, Private Eye at epguides.com
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story is a 1994 American made-for-television drama film directed by Arlene Sanford; the film is based on the true story of Cecil Jacobson, who used his own sperm to impregnate patients, without informing them. The film was criticized for not giving a clear portrayal of Jacobson, but George Dzundza was praised for his performance; the film starts in 1985. Cecil Jacobson is a successful doctor, he is earning the respect of other doctors and is nicknamed'The Babymaker'. Nobody knows. One of his patients is a woman desperate to have a baby, she is unable to become a mother, because her husband Greg underwent a vasectomy. She is directed there by her friend Nita, who had artificial insemination. Greg isn't enthusiastic about the idea, but Mary convinces him to talk to Dr. Jacobson, explaining it might be their only chance. Greg has trouble accepting that the insemination requires an anonymous donor and admits he isn't ready to be a father. Mary's mother instincts make her decide to still have the insemination and, yet again, Dr. Jacobson uses his own sperm samples.
Meanwhile, Mary's friend Sue thinks she is thirteen weeks pregnant, when she bleeds. She contacts Dr. Jacobson, but he assures her there is nothing wrong and he shows her the shape of the baby on the ultrasound. Sue, still thinking that there is something wrong, contacts a second doctor, who reveals that she is not pregnant and that the so-called shape of the baby is fecal matter, she discovers that there are several cases of people who have received a false-positive pregnancy test at Dr. Jacobson's facility, she wants to confront him, but her husband pressures her to pretend as if nothing has happened, to see how far Dr. Jacobson will go with the lies, she does inform Mary, but she is reluctant to believe her, because she has just had her pregnancy confirmed. Sue and Bill confront Dr. Jacobson, he blames the false results on the equipment. However, he does insist that there is fetal matter in her body, which means that she was indeed pregnant. Sue warns Mary about the doctor, it turns out that Mary was indeed pregnant, she gives birth to a boy.
Five years Dr. Jacobson is charged with making people believe that they are pregnant. Mary blames it on Sue and Bill. A trial ensues and soon rumours are spread that he used his own sperm for inseminations. Mary is determined to find out if he is the donor and soon starts to notice similarities between her son and the doctor. Greg advises her to leave it behind her, explaining that he doesn't want their son, Jesse, to get involved with the trial; the hatred Mary feels for Dr. Jacobson starts to grow, she doesn't listen to him and with the help of Sue, she goes to court in disguise. After giving an emotional testimony, Dr. Jacobson admits to the charges, but insists he did it for health reasons, he is found guilty on all charges. In the end and Greg make up and Sue announces that she is pregnant. In the after-titles, it is announced that Dr. Jacobson was sentenced to jail for five years after being found guilty on 46 counts of fraud and 6 of perjury and was freed on bail pending appeal, that Sue gave birth to a healthy boy.
Melissa Gilbert as Mary Bennett Shanna Reed as Sue Castellano George Dzundza as Dr. Cecil Jacobson Tom Verica as Greg Bennett Tim Progosh as Mr. Black Shannon Lawson as Nita Geoffrey Bowes as Dr. Mason Michael Charles Roman as Jesse Bennett R. H. Thomson as Bill Castellano The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story on IMDb
Who Loves the Sun
Who Loves the Sun is a 2006 Canadian film directed and written by Matt Bissonnette and starring Lukas Haas, Molly Parker, Adam Scott, R. H. Thomson, Wendy Crewson. Will Morrison and Daniel Bloom were best friends. Daniel was Will's best man at his wedding to Maggie Claire. One day Will disappeared without a word. Five years he re-surfaces; when Will and Daniel meet again, they go together to the docks to pick up Maggie, who slaps Will the minute she sees him. It appears that five years ago, Will came into the room where Daniel and Maggie were having an affair, which Maggie claimed was a one time'quickie', she was upset for the sudden disappearance of Will, five years ago, demands an explanation. Will ends up apologizing for that. Daniel kisses tries to renew his affair with her. Maggie tells him that their affair was a great mistake; the film was shot in the Canadian Shield. 2006 AFI Fest - Grand Jury Prize - Nominated - Matt Bissonnette 2007 WorldFest Houston - Bronze Award for Best Film - Won 2007 Beverly Hills Film Festival for Best Female Performance - Molly Parker - Won 2007 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominated - Molly Parker 2008 Mississauga Independent Film Festival - Best Feature Film - Won 2011 Film North – Huntsville International Film Festival - Film North Best Feature Award - Won Official website Who Loves the Sun on IMDb Who Loves the Sun at AllMovie
An American Christmas Carol
An American Christmas Carol is a 1979 American made-for-television fantasy drama film directed by Eric Till and based on Charles Dickens' 1843 novel a A Christmas Carol. In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, he becomes a caring and more amiable man. Academy Award-winning special make-up effects artist Rick Baker consulted on the aging makeup for star Henry Winkler. Henry Winkler as Benedict Slade Dorian Harewood as Matt Reeves Susan Hogan as Helen Brewster Cec Linder as Auctioneer R. H. Thomson as Thatcher David Wayne as Merrivale Michael Wincott as Choir Leader William Bermender as Orphan Brett Matthew Davidson as Orphan Tammy Bourne as Sarah Thatcher Chris Cragg as Jonathan Thatcher James B. Douglas as Sam Perkins Arlene Duncan as Jennie Reeves Linda Goranson as Mrs. Doris Thatcher Gerard Parkes as Jessup Mary Pirie as Mrs. Brewster Ken Pogue as Jack Latham Sammy Snyders as Young Slade Chris Wiggins as Mr. Brewster Alexander Galant as Orphan An American Christmas Carol was released on DVD on November 23, 1999.
It was released on Blu-ray in December 2012. List of ghost films List of A Christmas Carol adaptations An American Christmas Carol on IMDb
CBC Radio is the English-language radio operations of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC operates a number of radio networks serving different audiences and programming niches, all of which are outlined below. CBC Radio operates three English language networks. CBC Radio One - Primarily news and information, Radio One broadcasts to most communities across Canada; until 1997, it was known as "CBC Radio". CBC Music - Broadcasts an adult music format with a variety of genres, with the classical genre restricted to midday hours. From 2007 to 2018, it was known as "CBC Radio 2". CBC Radio 3 - Broadcasts a youth-oriented indie rock format on Internet radio and Sirius XM Radio; some content from Radio 3 was broadcast as weekend programming on Radio Two until March 2007. The inconsistency of branding between the word "One" and the numerals "2" and "3" was a deliberate design choice on CBC's part and is not an error, though from 1997 to 2007, CBC Music was known as "CBC Radio Two". From 1944 to 1962 CBC's English service operated two radio networks, the main Trans-Canada Network and the Dominion Network.
In 1962 the Dominion Network was disbanded and the Trans-Canada Network became known as CBC Radio and in 1997, CBC Radio One. In some cases CBC announcers will still say "CBC Radio" in reference to programs that air only on Radio One; the CBC English service launched the CBC Radio app for iPhone on August 13, 2009. The free app provides 19 live streams for Radio One, 2 and 3, 60 on-demand services, including TV Audio and streams from CBC Music; the app runs on iPhone and iPod Touch devices 2.2.1 and higher, includes additional features such as a schedule, sleep timer, a favourites list. The app includes additional functionality; the CBC operates two French language radio networks, each of which has a similar programming focus to one of the corporation's English-language radio networks. A third service was discontinued in 2013. Structurally, the French-language radio operations are managed as part of the CBC's overall French-language services division, therefore have limited ties to the English-language radio networks, which are structured similarly.
Ici Radio-Canada Première - News and information. Ici Musique - Music and culture. Bande à part - Youth-oriented programming on Internet and Sirius, although some content continues to air as weekend programming on Espace musique, the predecessor of Ici Musique. Discontinued in 2013. In the Northwest Territories, Yukon and northern Quebec, CBC North airs a modified Radio One schedule to accommodate programming in Native languages and Radio Nord Quebec, which airs a combined Radio One / Première schedule via shortwave mixed in with programming in native languages. CBC Radio has 14 original podcasts. Two of the podcasts, Someone Knows Something and Missing & Murdered, are ranked among the top shows on the iTunes and Stitcher charts. "Someone Knows Something," hosted by filmmaker David Ridgen, first aired in 2016. The show, which investigates cold cases in Canada and the United States, finished its fourth season in March 2018. In season three, Ridgen worked with a Mississippi man, Thomas Moore, to solve the 1964 kidnapping and murder of Moore's brother and his friend, Henry Dee.
As a result of information uncovered by the podcast, James Ford Seale, a former member of the KKK, was convicted of the killings in 2007 and received three life sentences for his crimes against Moore and Dee. Season four returned to Canada as Ridgen sought answers in the 1996 unsolved murder case of Wayne Greavette, an Ontario man killed by a bomb, disguised as a Christmas gift and sent to his home. Season four had the fewest episodes of the series. Investigative journalist Connie Walker hosts "Missing & Murdered," a podcast which looks into deaths and disappearances of indigenous women in Canada; the show's first season, "Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams," covered the unsolved homicide of Alberta Williams who went missing from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, after a night out with friends. Her body was discovered days along Highway 16, which has since become known as "the Highway of Tears." Following the show, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced. The second season, released in March 2018, helped a family find out what happened to their teenage sister, Cleo Semaganis Nicotine, after she was sent to the United States from Saskatchewan during the "Sixties Scoop."
The stories featured on this podcast are part of a broader effort by Walker, Cree, CBC News to raise awareness about the more than 250 unsolved disappearances and homicides of indigenous women and girls across Canada. In 2017, the RCMP announced an initiative to stop violence against indigenous women and girls, citing studies done in 2014 that found they are among the most populations to be victims of violent crime; the CBC operates an online service. RCI ended its shortwave radio broadcast in June 2012. In some remote Canadian tourist areas, such as national or provincial parks, the CBC operates a series of transmitters which broadcast weather alerts from Environment Canada's Weatheradio Canada service; the CBC operated Galaxie, a digital television radio service which provides 45 channels of music programming to digital cable subscribers in both English and French. This service is now operated by Stingray Digital, who since relaunched the service as Stingray Music. CBC celebrates the generation of leaders and change-m