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Globe Columnists Friday, May. 24, 2019
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Marcus Gee

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War bride ready to bloom at Queen's garden party
Ninety-six-year-old Dorothy Marshall, who came to Canada in 1946, plans to enjoy well-deserved visit at palace, Marcus Gee writes

By Marcus Gee
Monday, May 20, 2019 – Page A1

-- Dorothy Marshall is practising her curtsy in her Toronto living room. It is a shallow curtsy, not the deep bend a younger woman might attempt when meeting the Queen. Ms. Marshall has a ''bonky...  FULL STORY 

War bride to grace Queen’s garden party, 73 years after boarding a ship to Canada
Dorothy Marshall is part of a remarkable group of women who pulled up stakes, left home and hearth behind and crossed the cold sea to Canada

By Marcus Gee
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dorothy Marshall is part of a remarkable group of women who pulled up stakes, left home and hearth behind and crossed the cold sea to Canada  FULL STORY 

The Enthusiast: Waiting endlessly for Robert Caro to pen down Lyndon Johnson’s epic biography
In the weekly series The Enthusiast, The Globe and Mail’s arts writers offer a window into their own private cultural lives: what they’re watching, reading, seeing and listening to. This week, Marcus Gee finally cracks open Robert Caro’s four tomes on the career of LBJ – and prays for a fifth

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, May 18, 2019

In the weekly series The Enthusiast, The Globe and Mail’s arts writers offer a window into their own private cultural lives: what they’re watching, reading, seeing and listening to. This week...  FULL STORY 

For Caro converts, tomorrow is ours to win or lose
In the weekly series The Enthusiast, The Globe and Mail's writers offer a window into their own private cultural lives: what they're watching, reading, seeing and listening to. This week, Marcus Gee dives into a Pulitzer-winning biographer's four titanic tomes on the career of Lyndon Johnson - and says a little prayer for a fifth

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Page R8

-- Robert Caro has a new book out. If you're a serious Caro fan like me, that is both good news and bad news. Good because anything by this master storyteller is bound to be terrific.  FULL STORY 

A second look at the recycling religion
Cities should think about what we put in the blue bin and why

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Page A15

-- It is time for a big rethink about recycling. For years now, cities have been urging residents to sort their trash and put the recyclable stuff in the blue bin for pick-up. Most people happily...  FULL STORY 

‘Reduce’ and ‘reuse’ may do more good today than ‘recycle’
Cities should think about what we put in the blue bin and why

By Marcus Gee
Friday, May 17, 2019

Cities should think about what we put in the blue bin and why  FULL STORY 

Attenborough gives voice to a world in danger in Our Planet
The latest series to boast the nature-doc veteran's narration comes with all the beauty you'd expect - and a more urgent message than ever

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Page R16

-- A herd of caribou streams from the tundra into the forest, seeking shelter from the approaching winter. They are not alone, a narrator's voice tells us. Looking down at them through the eye of...  FULL STORY 

Six years to build a bike garage?
City hall is giving Ford ammunition with mismanaged projects such as this

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Page A15

-- Doug Ford seldom misses a chance to take a shot at Toronto's government. When he was a member of city council and his brother Rob was mayor, he was always denouncing city hall for wasting money...  FULL STORY 

Six years to build a bike garage? Really?
Toronto just gives Doug Ford ammunition with mess-ups such as this

By Marcus Gee
Friday, May 10, 2019

Toronto just gives Doug Ford ammunition with mess-ups such as this  FULL STORY 

David Attenborough’s Our Planet doc warns us about the threats to the Earth’s riches
The latest series to boast the voice of the nature-doc veteran comes with all the beauty you’d expect – and a more urgent message than ever before

By Marcus Gee
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The latest series to boast the voice of the nature-doc veteran comes with all the beauty you’d expect – and a more urgent message than ever before  FULL STORY 

What were all the Doug Ford critics doing when the Liberals ran up the bills? Egging them on.
It was predictable that when the reckoning came, the people who had done the most to bring it about would be the ones to howl the loudest.

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, May 4, 2019

It was predictable that when the reckoning came, the people who had done the most to bring it about would be the ones to howl the loudest.  FULL STORY 

What were all the Ford critics doing when the Liberals ran up the bills? Egging them on
By Marcus Gee
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Page A16

-- A post going around social media asks those who are bellyaching about Premier Doug Ford's recent spending cuts where the heck they were when Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals were bankrupting the...  FULL STORY 

St. Clair is no 'disaster' zone: It teems with life
Once cluttered with three lanes of traffic, the transitway today has a hospitable, urban feel

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Page A16

-- Every time Toronto redesigns a street to calm traffic or make transit vehicles flow better, there is the most tremendous fuss. It happened on St. Clair Avenue West. It happened on Roncesvalles...  FULL STORY 

The Toronto St. Clair transitway is no ‘disaster’ zone: it teems with life
These kind of vibrant urban avenues are just the kind of evolution that city planners have been trying to encourage along Toronto’s main streets

By Marcus Gee
Friday, April 26, 2019

These kind of vibrant urban avenues are just the kind of evolution that city planners have been trying to encourage along Toronto’s main streets  FULL STORY 

Toronto’s top medical official clashes with Doug Ford’s Ontario government over public health cuts
Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Eileen de Villa warns of negative effects of funding cuts

By Marcus Gee
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Eileen de Villa warns of negative effects of funding cuts  FULL STORY 

City's top medical official a leading voice against health cuts
Eileen de Villa says province's decision to slash public funding amid an opioid crisis will have 'significant negative impacts'

By Marcus Gee
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Page A7

-- When the Doug Ford government decided to cut funding to Ontario cities for public health, it must have expected local politicians to protest. What it might not have reckoned on is the soft-spoken...  FULL STORY 

Remember, yes - better still, move forward
One year on, pausing to reflect on the tragedy on Yonge is important. But the healing and reclamation of the street has already begun

By Marcus Gee
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Page A10

-- Despite the spring rain that drove the main event inside, the ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Yonge Street van attack came off beautifully. A bell rang for each of the 10 dead as...  FULL STORY 

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