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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Ian Weir

Ian Weir is a West Coast novelist, playwright and screenwriter. His most recent novel, Will Starling, has been shortlisted for the Sunburst Award. He has not fired a gun since 1969, when his grade seven class was inexplicably taken on a field trip to a rifle range; someone evidently thought this was a good idea.

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Ian Weir

Firearm Follies

A lover of guns offers an honest appraisal of their less savoury aspects. November 2015
My friend Paul tells a story about riding his motorcycle through rural Oregon, where he stopped one afternoon at a craft sale. While perusing the wares, he discovered that he was being hawk-watched by one of the proprietors: a young woman with a pistol on her hip. Being Canadian—i.e., red-blooded if necessary, though not necessarily red-blooded—Paul blurted the obvious question:…