Time to Tune Out the Buzz Saws in Our Society

Richard Gwyn
Published: Wednesday, 10/05/2005 12:00 am EDT

Newspaper accounts of the speech given last week to the Empire Club by Frank McKenna, our ambassador to Washington, had a distinctly false note about them. The stories reported that McKenna had been repeatedly interrupted by applause while giving an account of current Canada-U.S. difficulties, from softwood lumber to mad cow disease.

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