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Rafe Mair

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The veteran broadcaster and former politician Rafe Mair discusses his new collection of essays, I Remember Horsebuns (Promontory Press, 2015), as well as Justin Trudeau’s proposed Senate reforms, the new federal government, and more, with Joseph Planta.


I Remember Horsebuns by Rafe Mair (Promontory Press, 2015).

Click to buy this book from Promontory Press: I Remember Horsebuns


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

I think this is Rafe Mair’s 11th appearance on the program. He has been the most frequent guest in the 11 and a half years of the show, and he’s back with a new book. And it’s a good one. I Remember Horsebuns is a collection of essays that start with Rafe’s formative years in Vancouver. You get a sense of what it was like growing up in this town in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. You get a sketch of what sort of war it was like for Rafe and the kids he went to school with, what it was like growing up on the west side of town, and then going to UBC and graduating in one of the more distinguished classes in the law department there. Then there are the delightful digressions into why this province is so special, with Rafe’s thoughts on the environment, salmon, and the future. And of course there’s stuff in this book on book buying, his love of dogs, Churchill, and a lot of the things we’ve come to know Rafe for. www.rafeonline.com is his website. He also writes at www.commonsensecanadian.ca. You can follow him on Twitter; the handle is @RafeMair. This new book is published by Promontory Press. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Rafe Mair; Mr. Mair, good morning.

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