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June 2007
The Canadiana Fund adds donation of art from the Estate of Toni Onley for Canadaís official residences, including the Prime Ministerís residence, and the Governor Generalís residence.

 
July 2007
Outdoor conservation team attempts rescue of totems damaged during windstorm in January. Sculptural elements are extracted successfully, but more extensive damage to support columns is discovered.

 
August 2007
Jay begins conducting video making workshop for federal maximum security inmates, creating documentary of mural painting.

  Overview. From my early freelance years of commercial writing, scripts for corporate and organizations, through my work generating skit and song for the stage, writing magazine articles, to my more recent development of film and tv projects, my relationship to the written word is both sacred and profane.

Sacred, as I treasure the inspiration and guidance that I have received from great literature throughout my life. Profane as the real world is a tough place for a word monger. Today the words flow easier, as ones thinking may improve and mellow with age, but the risks remain...

The risks are being merely trivial, obvious, petty, venal. The rewards are the rewards of the work itself. The ease of the craft after so many pages, so many words, so many ideas.

 
Documentary



The film examines the role of the police and the rising incidence of crime in Japan's traditionally peaceful society.

Screenplays

I have written documentary film scripts for Canadaís National Film Board, which have enjoyed the usual distribution arrangements.

 
   
   
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