I was partly inspired to write <em>Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report</em> by my own ambivalent feelings towards the iconic painter, not for his brilliant art, but for his status as a representative of what it means to be "Canadian." In multicultural Toronto, or multilingual Canada, to whom does he speak, or speak for, now?
Kevin Irie, a Toronto poet, is a finalist for the 2013 Toronto Book Award.
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