Bee MacGuire’s Career as a Journalist:
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Staff journalist and writer, the Montreal Star, during its last 8 years of publication.
Editor, Montreal Magazine, monthly columnist (in French) Montréal ce mois-ci.
Weekly commentator CBC: Radio Noon, and Home Run.
Winner, 1st place, National Magazine Awards.
Twice bilingual judge:the National Magazine Awards
Articles published in: The Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, L’Actualité (en francaise, nominated for a National Magazine Award), Chatelaine, and other publications.
Commissioned travel stories: Food and Wine, Chocolatier, enRoute, etc.
Author: (It can’t be allwork and no play!) The Optimum Guide to Dining Out in Montreal, 4th edition.
Twice author of the Montreal chapter of the Burton Wolfclassic, Where to Eat in America.
Restaurant columnist, The Gazette,
Last post before taking on this project
Page 2 columnist,The Gazette (Montreal’s major English language daily newspaper)
Note: One of the coups Bee MacGuire pulled off during that last stint was:
To blow the lid off the Pesticides-Cancer link. Sherevealed, offering solid evidence, that:
studies had been in fortwenty years clearly establishing a causal connection between pesticides and several types of cancer. She demonstrated that – (given that, statistically, 9 out of ten pharmaceutical companies produce pesticides, and vice versa–) the medical establishment had suppressed this information for 20 years. Not one M.D. was willing to speak out in the column. (First do not harm, yes. But. harm towho?) Following that series of columns, Bee MacGuire was invited to a dinner by Governor General at Government House to dine with Prince Charles. This anecdote is included to demonstrate that the news was officially OUT. That small coup was not, as the saying goes, “chopped liver.” But! What we have on our hands here, now, well spun, (unless certain powers that be succeed in suppressing it,) is Nobel Peace Prize material.
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