Tim Belford, teacher, columnist, newspaper editor, PR officer, host of CBC morning show.

Monday, March 02, 2009 at 7:00 PM

"The Last Literate Journalist: A Lighthearted Look at Language in the Media"

Tim Belford was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, but has lived in Quebec—with the exception of one brief interlude—since 1968.  During this time, he has worked as a teacher, theatre manager, bar tender, public relations officer, columnist and newspaper editor.  For the past twelve years, he has been the host of he CBC morning show, Quebec AM.  For many years, he wrote columns for the Website, “Log Cabin Chronicles” (www.tomifobia.com) and many of them are archived there.

POST-SCRIPT:  Tim Belford gave a very entertaining talk about language usage and the deterioration of grammar in today’s world.  He stressed the need for a sound structure in language and emphasized that this is not the same as accent which is bound to vary from place to place.  A lively question period indicated audience interest in the subject.  It is unfortunate that the audience was smaller than usual, probably due to the snowy weather.

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