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Barbara Kay received an Honours degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Toronto and an M.A. in Literature from McGill University. She is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Barbara taught English literature at Concordia University and in the Quebec CEGEP system for many years. She founded and edited FirstFruits, an anthology of creative writing by Montreal high school students for 25 years. Barbara was shocked to discover her true vocation of opinion writing at the age of 60, when, in 2003, she became a columnist at the National Post. Barbara lives in Montreal with Ronny, her husband of fifty years, who good-humouredly accepts his occasional role as scapegoat in her lighter columns. They have two children and four granddaughters.