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As Rick Mercer points out, one of the top speechwriting gigs in the country is up for grabs: The writing fraternity in Canada is abuzz with talk that the Prime Minister’s speechwriter, Scott Feschuck, has decided to vacate his post. This means that for the first...

Vancouver Courier on Rob on speechwriting

The Vancouver Courier has a big front-page article by Brandon Yip on speechwriting, interviewing folks like Tim Porteous (who wrote for Pierre Trudeau during those heady early years at the end of the 1960s), Libby Davies, Bill Vander Zalm, Hedy Fry, and recovering...

Livingstone on the terrorist attacks

I don’t often reproduce speeches in their entirety, but Ken Livingstone’s statement today is extraordinary, stirring and well worth reading. This was a cowardly attack, which has resulted in injury and loss of life. Our thoughts are with everyone who has...