Gord Downie

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Gord Downie Taught Us How to Die, But Also How to Live

We should all be so lucky to live and die with the strength he showed.
Drew Brown
10.18.17
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Watch Justin Trudeau Deliver a Tearful Statement On Gord Downie’s Death

“I thought I was gonna make it through this, but I’m not. It hurts.”
Manisha Krishnan
10.18.17
News

Ontario Announces Plan to Crackdown on Ticket Scalpers and Bots

The Attorney General of Ontario announced Wednesday that the government plans to have anti-scalping legislation introduced by the spring.
Jake Kivanc
2.28.17
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​Indigenous Artists Tell Us How They Feel About Gord Downie's Activism

We spoke to Indigenous artists and leaders about Downie's efforts to get Canadians to look at our colonial history.
Joshua Kloke
10.13.16
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Gord Downie Announces New Album and Graphic Novel About Residential Schools

The project sheds light on the history and repercussions of residential schools in Canada through the story of a 12-year-old Indigenous boy who died 50 years ago.
Ebony-Renee Baker
9.9.16
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The VICE Morning Bulletin

One in three Americans are reportedly considering voting for a third-party candidate, Ryan Lochte admits he "over-exaggerated" his story of being robbed in Rio, pills found at Prince's estate contained fentanyl, and more.
VICE Staff
8.22.16
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Gord Downie, Justin Trudeau, and the Complicated Magic of National Mythmaking

Forget the Olympics, Canada's real cultural moment in 2016 happened on Saturday.
Drew Brown
8.22.16
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What Indigenous Artists and Thinkers Are Saying About Gord Downie’s Message to Canada

"I hope our politicians can have the integrity of our rock stars."
Sarah Berman
8.21.16
Music

​On Gord Downie, My Dad, and the People We Take For Granted

Hello, I am here with yet another emo Tragically Hip thinkpiece.
Brigitte Noël
8.19.16
Culture

How Canada’s Record of Wrongful Imprisonment Has Changed Since ‘Wheat Kings’

The Tragically Hip song highlighted the tragic story of David Milgaard, but has much changed since he went free?
Dorian Geiger
8.16.16
Music

How I Learned to Love the Tragically Hip and Still Be Punk

Fucked Up's Damian Abraham talks about his journey from idealistic hater to lifelong fan and friend of Gord Downie.
Damian Abraham
8.9.16
News

​Gord Downie, Tragically Hip Singer, Has Terminal Brain Cancer

The iconic Canadian band is planning one final tour.
Josh Visser
5.24.16