Steelcitygrit [in exile]

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Gary McHale and the Maple Leaf

I have an opinion piece in the 'Point of View' section of today's Hamilton Spectator. It's my effort to pre-empt an exceptionally silly protest set to take place this weekend.

The PDF version is here:

I always appreciate when the Spec gives me space to vent.


Blogger Zac said...

Very good article Mike. McHale and his band of half-wits have used the flag to provoke negative sentiment for far too long.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Congrats Mike, good job. Well written, and with a picture and by-line too.

9:40 PM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...


7:51 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

This guy made the front page of the Free Press, a few days before all this.

5:24 PM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

Did he? That's unfortunate. At least he had a hilariously fruitless weekend.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was impressed by how much your opinion piece affected me. I grew up beside Six Nations and my high school was 60% Native. Unfortunately, I feel the experience somewhat jaded me towards Native peoples and I often have little sympathy for their seemingly constant whining.
Your piece made me look at things from a new perspective and realize my own ignorance. Thanks for that.

1:47 PM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

Thanks for that feedback. You don't hear stuff like that everyday. It's an impressive admission to make.

8:52 PM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

If that sounded cavalier, I really am quite moved by that comment.

8:55 PM  

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