Item F 404.2.359 - Welcome Home Travels in Small Town Canada

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Welcome Home Travels in Small Town Canada

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F 404.2.359

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  • 1994 (Creation)
    Chow, Olivia

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Chow is a former Canadian politician who served as federal New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina from 2006–2014, and Toronto city councillor from 1991 to 2005. Chow is the widow of former NDP and Opposition Leader Jack Layton; they were married from 1988 until his death from cancer in 2011. She was a candidate in the 2014 Toronto mayoral election, where she placed third behind winner John Tory and runner-up Doug Ford.
Chow won the Trinity—Spadina riding for the New Democratic Party on January 23, 2006, becoming a member of the House of Commons of Canada. In 2011, she was re-elected in her riding for her third straight win. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. In May 2012, Chow was named one of the top 25 Canadian immigrants in Canada by Canadian Immigrant magazine. Chow's personal memoir, titled My Journey, was published January 21, 2014. Chow resigned her seat in parliament on March 12, 2014, to run in the 2014 Toronto mayoral election. Following her mayoral election loss, Chow became a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University from 2015 to 2018.

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Stuart McLean (b. April 19, 1948) is a Canadian radio broadcaster, author and former Professor in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University. McLean was born in Montreal, Quebec. In 1971, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University). He began his career in broadcasting in 1978, when he took a position as a documentary producer for the CBC radio program Sunday Morning. Soon after, he became a regular fixture on the show Morningside, hosted by Peter Gzowski and, in 1994, created the popular weekly radio show, The Vinyl Cafe. This latter program spun off into a series of books authored by McLean, three of which won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. He has been awarded honorary degrees from a number of institutions, including McMaster University, Trent University, the University of Calgary, and others, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011. He joined the faculty at Ryerson in 1985 and served for a time as the Director of the broadcast division of the School of Journalism. He retired from Ryerson in 2004. Stuart McLean passed away February 15, 2017.

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batch 1 - Toronto

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