“Leveling The Playing Field”


If your name happens to be

Justin Trudeau, Justin Bieber, or

Justin Timberlake,

everyday Canadians

would be thrilled to take your picture


have a selfie with you.


For those less popular,

like the Environment Minister on an official trip to


there is always a photographer for hire

– $6,600 for two weeks –

to be paid in full

by the same everyday Canadians.



(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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