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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

John Brotman

John Brotman, trained as a musician, recently retired after more than a decade as director of the Ontario Arts Council.

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New Music for Canada

The fierce struggle against both stifling tradition and public apathy July–August 2012
The struggle that Canadian contemporary classical music composers face to have their music performed and heard has been experienced by many of them as a continuing civil war. The enemy has not been so much the indifferent public; rather, the musical establishment consisting of orchestras, opera companies, concert presenters and broadcasters is perceived to have constructed a defensive mainstream moat surrounding their…