Barry Wilson

Warmer days

Where to start?  It has been quite a journey.

I have covered and written about Montreal and the Quebec political scene in one form or another for over 3 decades.   It has been quite a ride from the misadventures of constitutional reform to more than one referendum and everything in between.

I was the bureau chief in Quebec City for Pulse News during years in which so much history unfolded. I went from reporter to executive producer in 1997 and guided the editorial direction of Pulse and CTV News until November 2017.

I began my weekly “Postscript” editorials more than a decade ago,  at the insistence of then news director Mike Piperni. So basically it’s all his fault.  I will be forever thankful for his friendship and guidance.  Mike was the finest boss and news director one could ever hope to work for and with.

Every week, I had the privilege of saying what was on my mind.  I worked with some amazing people who made me so proud to be part of the team.  But things change and now it’s on to a new chapter.   Postscript 2.0 if you wish.

I think the English speaking community of Quebec needs as many voices as it can get and I’m so happy to be part of the dialogue. Quebec politics never ceases to surprise me.  It is never boring.  And the challenges it presents to our community are sometimes formidable.  I hope my voice can continue to be part of the conversation because as I have said so many times, “This is our home”.

Since this is an “About me” page, here you go.

I am passionate about running, riding my motorcycle and making a mess in the kitchen.

I love music.  Something is always on in the house from jazz to rock.   I listen a lot to Jazz 24 out of Seattle.  (easy to stream).

Favourites include Dylan, The Band, Beatles, Leonard.   Radio is usually on CBC Music (93,5 in Montreal).

Life is really about the small moments.  As John Lennon once said “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”

And of course I am forever grateful for  the people who matter so much in my life .

Thanks for checking in.