May 15, 2008 -Toronto, ON - The Toronto chapter of Citizens
for a Canadian Republic will mark the Victoria
Day/Patriots Day weekend with a
special speaking engagement
tonight featuring the legendary Canadian journalist Allan Fotheringham.
well-known for his 27 years as Maclean's Magazine back-page
columnist, 10 years as a regular panelist on the CBC Television
program Front Page Challenge, and lately, his column in the
Globe and Mail newspaper. He's been the recipient of numerous
awards, including the National Magazine Award for Humour and the
National Newspaper Award for column-writing. In 1999, he was
inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame.
outspoken republican, Fotheringham wrote in his 2000
book, Last Page First, "Grown-up nations do not
need, as head of state, a woman - however nice - who
lives across a large ocean in a castle in a foreign
In this intimate 2½ hour speaking
event in one of Toronto's most cherished historic venues,
Fotheringham will offer his entertaining and thought-provoking
views on the British monarchy and why it's high time for Canada
to grow up and cut the apron strings to the institution.