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The W - Current Events & Politics - RIP Gordon "Gordo" Grant - 1936 - 2009
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This likely does not impact any people directly. That is of course unless you've read the Canadian Press at all during the Mulroney era and after.

Click Here (cnews.canoe.ca) for the Canadian Press obit.

The obit is accurate and detailed with the exception of the last portion. The CP initially left out a critical piece; Grant taught Broadcast Journalism (for the TV - Broadcasting program) at Algonquin College for SEVERAL years.

Some people (myself included) contacted the CP and they added a little piece and also a website. The website was inaccurate, the section they added had some grammar mistakes, and they included few details of his time teaching. By all accounts if someone passed that portion of the copy to Grant he would've thrown a shit-biscuit. They corrected some items, but were very still scant on the details of his teaching tenure.


So because of that, I will add;

"He literally influenced and defined a whole generation of journalists in Canada. And those who didn't get into the media, his former students still remembered the lessons he taught. Among them; Accuracy, Brevity, Clarity. He loved teaching, and students loved him back. Anytime one reads anything from the Canadian Press, the odds are he had a hand in shaping the person who wrote it. But above all else; Gordan Grant was a good man who helped make good people.

And he was one of the main reasons I survived my first year of college".

Rest in Peace, Gordo.




EDIT: Corrected some mistakes. If I'm going to pay tribute to Gordo it better be done right.

(edited by El Nastio on 13.12.09 0123)

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