Thursday, 14 July 2016

Recipe for a LAC biography collection

Venture into the LAC website and find a collection of 68 short biographies at How do you make such a collection?
Start with 60 parts musician/entertainer. Add 7 parts female activist/politician. Add one academic for seasoning. That's it.
Apparently you leave it to mature virtually unattended for years, so perhaps a better analogy would be the recipe for a barrel of Bordeaux.
The mix says more about LAC, politicians and people from the humanities, and that limited, no authors. No figures from sports, science, the media, business and the whole range of Canadian endeavour.
And, in 2016, not a single person from our first nations communities.

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