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PETS by Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Elliott and Joan Ann

Sitting watching my geriatric cat, Mr. Higgins, come to the end of a long and presumably happy life, I am driven to muse upon the varied and various pets with whom I have shared my life.

AMERICAN TV By Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Elliott with Joan Ann

Those concerned that the control over North American television programming once exercised by the old, traditional broadcast networks might be reduced by the proliferation of the new, strictly cable, networks may rest easy.

SOUTHERN VIEWS - COPYRIGHT AND MEDIA By Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Elliott with Joan Ann

THOUGHTS FROM BEAUFORT - 

The question of copyright seems to be under review with an element of the academic and consumer world hoping to limit the purview of copyright protection while much of the corporate world hopes to extend its range and duration. The latter group seems to be winning with the 1998 Copyright Extension Act which lengthened the period of protection by twenty years, and the successful prosecutions of down loaders of music and movies.

PROFILE OF A CONTRIBUTOR By Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Elliott and Joan Ann


Earstwhile diplomat and former bon vivant, James Eliott was, in fact, one of the earliest targets of the federal anti-raconteuring legislation in his native land and has had a following of sorts in many of the foreign countries in which he was able to make himself even partially understood.

HOME & GARDEN TOURS - SOUTHERN USA By Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Elliott and Joan Ann

Many Ottawans wintering in the South have discovered the joys of the Spring House and/or Garden Tours offering a more intimate glimpse of life in the upper social reaches of several Southern cities. Most of these tours take place in late March or early April when the azalea and wisteria blooms are at their height, with a few, later-blooming camellias still left and Canadians homeward-bound. They invariable include private homes, not just those establishments normally accessible to casual visitors.

BUYING A MATTRESS By Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Eliott and Joan Ann

To consult the on-line version of “Consumers’ Reports,” you will learn that the difficulty in buying a mattress can be compared, unfavourably, to buying a car.

SOUTHERN VIEW: PART I - SOME HISTORY By Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Elliott and Joan Ann

Remembering/Re-living the Past

The Southeastern States, also known as the Old South, are sometimes regarded as history-obsessed, or even living in the past. The region does have a long, well-documented and fascinating history.

SOUTHERN VIEW: PART II - THE MILITARY By Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Elliott and Joan Ann

      Canadians temporarily resident in the American South usually look on their surroundings, and neighbours, with great affection and recognize many similarities.  They cannot however, avoid being struck by many marked differences. 

CONSULAR DUTIES by Jim Elliott (Article)

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Jim Elliott and Joan Ann

I was hired as a Trade Commissioner in 1961 so, in the normal course of events, I would have had very little to do with Consular Duties. At a large Embassy someone else would do that. Since providing Consular services was the Department of External Affairs’s single main source of contact with the tax-paying travelling public, it was of course entrusted to the youngest, most junior and least-experienced officer at the Embassy.