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'Oh for the love of God, could you please stop writing about that'

Maclean's magazine's columnist Paul Wells talks about his reporting career, and then some

Paul Wells, Maclean's mag's "Back Page" columnist at one time wanted to be a chemist, but dropped out of the program at the University of Western Ontario because it was "no fun at all." He got a taste for politics when he attended a model student Parliament, so he switched to political science and hasn't looked back since. At 38, and after 16 years in the media business, Mr. Wells is one of the best-known journalists in the country. He's all over the place too. He writes for Maclean's, writes a hugely popular blog and is a regular TV and radio pundit across the country.

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'Oh for the love of God, could you please stop writing about that'

Maclean's magazine's columnist Paul Wells talks about his reporting career, and then some

Paul Wells, Maclean's mag's "Back Page" columnist at one time wanted to be a chemist, but dropped out of the program at the University of Western Ontario because it was "no fun at all." He got a taste for politics when he attended a model student Parliament, so he switched to political science and hasn't looked back since. At 38, and after 16 years in the media business, Mr. Wells is one of the best-known journalists in the country. He's all over the place too. He writes for Maclean's, writes a hugely popular blog and is a regular TV and radio pundit across the country.

  

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Monday, March 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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