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Jason Menard
Works at Digital Echidna
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in London, ON
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By Jay Ménard For someone who takes to the stage barefoot, Mike Delamont’s ability to slide into the character of God is as comfortable as a favourite pair of well-worn shoes. Delamont’s back in London for his third iteration of his series, God is a…
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By Jay Ménard, How does one carve their own identity, embrace their own idea of femininity and humanity in a world that has structural biases in place that serve to help hold back individuality and encourage conformity? That’s the question The Dance…
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By Jay Menard Despite the legendary shooting acumen of its title character, Mr. Richardson was Jesse James, currently playing at The Palace Theatre as part of the London Fringe Festival, either misses the mark – or, more appropriately, may not be sure…
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My two cents on the #lrt issue in #ldnont (actually it's more like 10 cents, based on how 'engagement' was calculated)

This one-track rush towards an LRT, despite City Staff's recommendations to embrace the BRT model in London, ON, only serves to have the actual needs of a majority of Londoners obscured by the glint off a bright and shiny new toy. We have to define who…
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A Trump in Canada? The way we play the game, it's not that far off. #trump #ldnont

Canadian politics -- federal, provincial, and municipal -- is downright Trumpian in nature, so it won't be a surprise when we have our own version of The Donald. And if we don't change the way the game is played, we'll all lose.
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By Jay Menard Rabbit Moon Theatre’s presentation of The Tale of Two Tailors is a raucous romp through a familiar fable that’s sure to delight young and old alike. The Tale of Two Tailors is a presentation of Hans Christian Andersen’s Emperor’s New Clothes…
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By Jay Ménard, It was the seminal rap group Whodini who stated, “The Freaks Come Out at Night.” And not only were the freaks on display in The London Dance Ensemble’s Fringe production entitled Dancing on the Dark Side, so were the fairies, fighters, and…
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By Jay Ménard Fringe offers a venue for stories that may not otherwise get told. They afford a performer a level of intimacy that may not be permitted by larger, more cavernous venues, or that may be impeded by a screen. At its best, Fringe is about…
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By Jay Menard, It is hard to classify James & Jamesy’s 2 for Tea. It is at once a physical comedy and a touching story of friendship and love. It’s at the same time a paean to precision and an exercise in controlled chaos. It is both an homage to the…
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Dundas Flex Street Needs Some Muscle -- or why we may be putting the cart before the horse without looking at sustainability first.

Dundas Place can't just be an altar where the already converted worship, but must reach out to those who have left the flock! A flex street has to have some muscle behind it and there’s been little talk about sustainability in this debate. Why we may be…
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Strategic Voting? A losing game, but here's how we win in the long term and move beyond hashtag, me-now politics #elxn41 #cdnpoli

Strategic voting only bastardizes the process and ensures that we all lose in the long-run. Why we need to vote for our ideals and go beyond hashtag politics and the me-now, instant gratification environment in which we live.
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Dad, content strategist, writer, editor, social networking man-about-the-Internet
Introduction
I'm a writer/editor with a broad range of experience. By day, I'm in business communications with a focus on social media and a personal goal of eradicating Biz Speak. By night I pen (OK, type) columns for my Web site http://www.jaymenard.com, I cover junior hockey, freelance to various publications, serve as a business communications consultant, and occasionally fill in as a radio host. 
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    English Language & Literature
  • London South Collegiate Institute
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Gender
Male
Relationship
Single
Other names
Jay Menard
Work
Occupation
Writer/Editor/Social Media/Reporter/Consultant
Employment
  • Digital Echidna
    Content Strategist, 2012 - present
  • Metro International
    Freelancer, 2011 - present
  • Hockey's Future
    Senior Writer/Editor, 2003 - present
  • The M-Dash
    Writer/Consultant, 2004 - present
  • Alticor
    Writer/Editor/Social Media, 2001 - 2012
  • CJBK
    Fill-in Host, 2009 - 2011
  • LookSmart Canada
    Team Lead & Assigning Editor, 1999 - 2001
  • P/S/L Consulting Group
    Writer, 1997 - 1999
  • The Gazette, UWO
    Editor-in-Chief, 1996 - 1997
  • The Gazette, UWO
    News Editor, Sports Editor, 1994 - 1996
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Currently
London, ON
Previously
Ville St-Laurent, QC - Montreal, QC - Bramalea, ON