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By Thomas King

A flock of Indians has simply flown smack into the facet of a BayStreet skyscraper. back. It’s as much as invoice and Rudy to tag the dwell ones, nursethem to future health on the protect and free up them again into the wild.

Thomas King is again in amazing, fantastical shape during this latestcollection of brief tales, a few new, a few formerly released. Compiled in acomic journey de strength, all the decisions in a brief historical past ofIndians in Canada are showcases for King’s totally unique model ofimagination and wit. In 20 stories, King pokes a pointy stick into the gears of thenative myth-making laptop, slyly exposing the uncooked underbelly of either historicaland modern native-white relationships. throughout the laughter, those storiesshimmer brightly with the common truths that unite us.

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Called to the bar in 1864, he practised in Guelph for a period of about seven years. Also in 1864, he married Emily M. Foley, daughter of Michael M. Foley, former postmaster-general in the Brown/Dorian government of the Province of Canada. 3 As the magistrate for the District of Parry Sound, McCurry was the judge in the division courts, but he was not a member of the 30 PARRY SOUND bench. The court of appeal for cases arising in the division courts under McCurry was the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Simcoe.

M. m. on Monday. 7 The penalty for a tavern keeper failing to abide by these rules was a fine of not less than $20 and not more than $ ^o for first-time offenders, while a second conviction was punishable by a jail sentence not exceeding three months. Subsequent convictions warranted jail sentences of not less than one month and not more than three months. The Eeatty Covenant and the Fight Against Booze 39 To obtain a tavern licence at that time, under the statutes of Ontario, the applicant had to petition the elected officials of his area and council would send an inspector to look over the premises.

Bottom: Inside the Queen's Hotel bar. Both photographs courtesy of AO/David L. Thomas Collection, €253 Tray 5-2. The Beatty Covenant and the Fight Against Booze 4£ The issue of repealing the Beatty Covenant resurfaced four years later, after the election of Abe Adams as mayor. 22 In 19^0, when the covenant was finally repealed, the Kipling Hotel was the only licensed establishment on the east side of the river, although a liquor store and a beer store were also located there. The Belvidere Hotel, which was only open five months of the year, was also licensed through a legal error.

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