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City Councillor Marty Morantz plunges into federal politics

By BERNIE BELLAN In the summer of 1974 Americans – and the rest of the world as well, were caught up in what was to become the most enthralling political scandal in that country’s history to that date: Watergate.
Young Marty Morantz was then a 12-year-old camper at Camp Massad. While the rest of his cohorts were busy enjoying themselves doing what young campers typically do when they’re at camp, Morantz says he was obsessed with following the Watergate scandal, culminating in President Nixon’s resignation in August of that summer.

Interview with Jim Carr about his recent trip to Israel

Jim Carr (2nd from right) at a major infrastructure project in Tel Aviv, led by Canadian architecture firm ibigroup
By BERNIE BELLAN
Following Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr’s return to Canada, we were invited to meet with the minister to discuss firsthand the results of his recent trip to Israel and the West Bank.
Here are some excerpts from that interview (which was conducted September 11):