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Writing This Place

by Government consult, about 2 years ago

When I was growing up in Canada in the 1960s, our own stories seemed always to be secondary to American and British stories. Only after 1967 did our role in significant cultural expression increase. That gave me courage to write my books, to write about my place, Calgary and the west, and I have done so in my fourteen books. Being Canadian means that we need to see our stories reflected, we need to see ourselves reflected in every possible avenue, print, visual, and most important in digital content. That content must be encouraged, must be supported, and must reflect this unique and incredibly diverse experiment, this very special place we call Canada. We have opportunity to tell our multi-dimensional story, but we must have a solid and solidly defined space to do so in digital content. We are more diverse, far more interesting, and greater than Wikipedia!

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