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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017.
Join political columnist Chantal Hébert, Washington correspondent Daniel Dale, and national affairs columnist Thomas Walkom as they evaluate President Donald Trump’s first 9 months in office and how it impacts on U.S.-Canada relations.
Chantal Hébert, Toronto Star political columnist, cut her teeth in politics at Queen’s Park in the late seventies covering the minority governments of Premier William Davis. Since then she has reported in French and in English on Canada’s constitutional and referendum wars, the 1988 free-trade debate, as well as the ups and downs of federal politics over the last 35 years. Her second book, The Morning After, dealing with the 1995 referendum, was published in 2014.
Daniel Dale is the Toronto Star‘s Washington correspondent. He covered Toronto’s city hall from 2010 to early 2015. He has won two Goff Penny awards as Canada’s best young journalist and a National Newspaper Award for short features.
Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star national affairs columnist, writes on political economy. The winner of two National Newspaper Awards, he was the Star’s Queen’s Park columnist for eight years. Before that, he wrote for The Globe and Mail, first as an Ottawa parliamentary reporter, then as Tokyo bureau chief. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Toronto and is author of Rae Days: The Rise and Follies of the NDP. His column appears Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.