This is so exciting!
Brash, outspoken, and fearless… Originally, he actually ran for office as a Liberal – but his wisdom increased with years (or his patience ran out with the excesses of the Liberal party). Either way, he is now a staunch conservative, not afraid to speak up. (Actually, I doubt he was EVER afraid to speak up!)
With a record for having had the longest-running talk show in North America, this man knows what he speaks of! Known for exposing the holes in Canada’s education system by asking University students where the St. Lawrence Seaway is – which, mostly, they are unable to answer, he is an outspoken critic of just about everything that is silly, wasteful, or makes little sense.
And, make no mistake about it, politicians of all stripes listen (or have their minions listen) to Lowell’s morning show on CFRA. Many have been known to phone in – like us regular folk – and talk to him.
He is also an outspoken champion of our veterans. Whenever some of our Vets looked like they were going to be left out of some celebrations overseas, Lowell let fly from his pulpit microphone: within minutes, the funds necessary to send them over were raised and some politician (like, say, the minister in charge of veteran’s affairs) called his show to pledge government support of them. Whenever a vet has a problem, you can count on Lowell to stand and fight for him!
But not just vets… Just before Christmas, an elderly couple was robbed, all the presents for their grandkids stolen. The distraught lady called Lowell, and he comforted her. Not only did she get offers to drive her visually impaired husband to his medical appointments that day, and – despite her protests – people kept bringing money by the station to help replace the stolen presents.
That is just the kind of guy Lowell is – genuine, good and looking out for the ‘little guy’.
A pain in the ‘you-know-where’ – but a genuine, good person. Our online community will be better, now that he’s joined us!