After a temporary hiatus, “Talking to Canadians” returns!
Episode 6 features Part 1 of my interview with Susan Toth, a lawyer, civil litigator, advocate, activist and professor here in London, Ontario.
I say “Part 1” because my conversation with Susan was very extensive. Ryan O’Connor and I believe that listeners should be treated to that conversation in its entirety. I found my exchange with Susan enlightening and educative and I came away feeling very gratified that I was given the opportunity to ask her questions and to be treated to her replies.
This episode is entitled “It’s not a justice system, it’s a legal system.” Those are Susan’s words and when you listen you will know why she uttered them.
Ryan and I would again like to thank Susan for giving so much of her time to us. It was truly a pleasure for me to speak with her and I am delighted to be able to share our conversation with you.
Excited to report that next month I will be introducing the London Oral History Project to the new councillors of the London Youth Advisory Council. My hope is that training and research/interviews will begin this summer.
“It is dangerous to encourage people to talk -to express their feelings in words, to shape their ideas into coherent forms. The person in charge cannot predict what will happen; he cannot control the words. It is an open situation, and everyone becomes more vulnerable, more exposed, and thus more equal.” -Nancy Milio (from 9226 Kercheval: The Storefront That Did Not Burn, 1970)
Delighted that the next issue of Word Fountain will feature my poem “Fold’s Point.” Also pleased to learn that Vox Poetica will be featuring my poem “Fishes and loaves.”
I had a great discussion with James Shelley about water, water infrastructure, and history back in January.
James is a local thinker, writer, researcher, podcaster and host of London’s Wolf Hall Debates. In other words, James is one of the people in our city who helps make London a vibrant, thoughtful community. You can catch the conversation here as well as check out his excellent website which is filled with other thoughtful content: