Canadian newspapers

It’s interesting–and a bit of a relief–to be in another country and to read their newspapers, seeing what issues exercise Canadians. The front page story getting everyone upset is Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s plan to drop the culturally-beloved theme music used for decades on hockey broadcasts. A copyright dispute with the composer is at the root of this national crisis, and I suspect due to the uproar it will be resolved. Also on the front page, a story about a Canadian rich guy trying to BUY a hockey team. But also a story about a terrorism trial of some Canadians planning to attack their own peaceful country, and a story about American immigration having sent a Canadian citizen back to Syria even though he was going to be tortured.

On the Washington Post front page, from what I can tell on the internet, we have stories on the Obama-Clinton summit (I’m telling you, she’s going to be his Vice-Presidential choice), high oil prices, the 9/11 mastermind, and Iran.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://gpiper.org/katiesbeer TK

    Here are various versions of Claman’s theme music for “Hockey Night in Canada” as it has been used over the years. Here’s one from the 1980s. Here’s another, from 2005.

    I can understand that the HNIC theme is a major story in Canada. Hockey, while not their national sport (lacrosse is, go figure), is a national pastime. In Minnesota, we can only dream of hockey having its own theme song. At least we have own our state hockey song, sung loudly before each game, with
    this video streaming on the big Jumbotron. Yes, it brings a tear to my eye.

  • http://gpiper.org/katiesbeer TK

    Here are various versions of Claman’s theme music for “Hockey Night in Canada” as it has been used over the years. Here’s one from the 1980s. Here’s another, from 2005.

    I can understand that the HNIC theme is a major story in Canada. Hockey, while not their national sport (lacrosse is, go figure), is a national pastime. In Minnesota, we can only dream of hockey having its own theme song. At least we have own our state hockey song, sung loudly before each game, with
    this video streaming on the big Jumbotron. Yes, it brings a tear to my eye.

  • http://utah-lutheran.blogspot.com/ Bror Erickson

    It seems to me the article you posted for the columnist on trial took an abrupt turn in focus without ever linking the two trains of thought. Unless he was more upset about magazines publishing excerpts than he was about people losing freedom of speech.

  • http://utah-lutheran.blogspot.com/ Bror Erickson

    It seems to me the article you posted for the columnist on trial took an abrupt turn in focus without ever linking the two trains of thought. Unless he was more upset about magazines publishing excerpts than he was about people losing freedom of speech.

  • Joe

    I don’t think Obama can pick Hillary for his running-mate. He is selling “change” and she is a symbol of “same old” politics.

  • Joe

    I don’t think Obama can pick Hillary for his running-mate. He is selling “change” and she is a symbol of “same old” politics.

  • S. Bauer

    Yes. It’s like if GWB were to have touted himself as the change candidate with Cheney as his VP.

  • S. Bauer

    Yes. It’s like if GWB were to have touted himself as the change candidate with Cheney as his VP.


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