Important Update from The Line
Due to recent events, we want to clarify something.
The Line has been telling you all about our upcoming event in Toronto next month. It’s going to be a night of sparkling conversation, good food, a few laughs and, yes, a few drinks. We are inviting everyone to attend and to bring some guests.
But, like, uh … just … be choosy, okay? Because. Ahem. We are not going to vet our guests, so we’re just begging you to make good decisions, and not bring anyone along that, like, fought with the Waffen SS. Just to pick a totally random hypothetical out of thin air. Let’s just have fun, eh, without all needing to rush home and grab our copy of Bloodlands off the shelf as a post-ovation feeling of dread overcomes us.
Joining us for the event, along with a bunch of our favourite Line readers, will be our guests:
Chris Lewis, who served in the Ontario Provincial Police for 36 years, retiring as commissioner in 2014. He continues to write and speak on policing issues and regularly provides commentary and on Bell Media’s TV and radio stations across Canada, and will share his thoughts on what law enforcement can, and cannot, do.
Derek Finkle, who was 10 in 1978 when his step-father changed careers and completed police college with fellow panelist Chris Lewis (which likely has something to do with the fact that Derek went on to devote much of his journalism career to writing about crime and policing). Derek is producing a documentary series based on his book, No Claim to Mercy, to examine the cold-case mystery surrounding the 1990 disappearance of Elizabeth Bain.
Michael Paris is a seasoned corporate lawyer with broad experience in civil litigation, cultural policy and government relations. Michael is on the board of directors at Crow’s Theatre and is a resident of Leslieville, site of one of Toronto’s recent high-profile tragedies.
Sadly, every passing day seems to bring us more and more proof that something has gone wrong in the city. So we’ll talk about it, ask what we can do about it, and hope none of it happens while we’re gathered downtown!
If you’re interested in joining as a sponsor, please email us at email@example.com to discuss options. You’ll get your logo here and more!
What: Meet The Line!
Where: Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Ave., Toronto, Ont.
When: Oct. 18, doors open at 5.
How much: $125 (Proceeds to cover the cost of the event, and to help build The Line!) To attend, RSVP at eventcoRSVP@gmail.com. We have a limited number of tickets available, and we’ve already sold a bunch of them, so don’t wait.
See you next month!
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