The Hat returns to Province House

Harry Flemming

A portrait of the ineffable Harry “The Hat” Flemming (1933-2008), whose likes will never again be seen in Nova Scotia journalism, glares down from a wall of the press room at Province House. Harry’s friend and neighbour, the actor, artist, and reformed politician Jeremy Akerman, painted the image and donated it to House Speaker Gordie Gosse, who staged a quiet ceremony to hang it this week: A perfect tribute to a writer who knew no fear, a character who knew no peers.

God, I miss his sardonic pen. Be inspired, young journos.

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