I always noted that there was something familiar about the writings of one Father Raymond J. De Souza — he read a little bit like one Ray De Souza, an economics major whom I knew from my old days at Crazy Go Nuts University. Ray and I met through our work at the Queen’s Journal
and if I recall correctly, I believe he enjoyed my comics (a
free-for-all equal-opportunity skewering of the student government),
and I think I remember saying something complimentary about his “the
Conservative Party will rise again” op-ed (written just after the 1993
elections, when they were reduced from the majority party to one with
two seats in the House of Commons).
(I think I also used to razz him with economist jokes.)
and other right-of-centre publications is the same guy as Ray De Souza,
Young Conservative About Campus and fellow member of the Crazy Go Nuts
University Media Mafia (a more politically-diverse group than you might
Ray’s still as strident as ever, and thankfully he didn’t become an economist. I’m going to have to drop the old boy a line!