Graeme Decarie’s career as a professional wrestler

This is a story that has required some digging. We are hoping that Graeme Decarie, who lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, will be able to make it to the MCHS ’60s Reunion; we have arranged for him to have a driver who will drive him in style, from venue to venue, in the event that the passage of the years does not stand in his way of attending the reunion.

Hector Decarie, in his youth, which was some years ago.

Hector Decarie, in his youth, which was some years ago.

We have provided many updates in the past regarding the career of Graeme Decarie, starting with his birth into poverty during the Great Depression, the years when he was kicked out of high school, and the years during which he taught at Malcolm Campbell High School prior to leaving the school behind to pursue fame and glory as a professional historian and broadcaster.

Click here for past posts featuring Graeme Decarie >

Constitutional issues

In a recent dialogue with Graeme, we have discussed constitutional issues related to alcohol from Quebec:

Jaan Pill: I much enjoy this story:

Interprovincial liquor limits ‘unconstitutional,’ says lawyer: Retiree Gerard Comeau is fighting a charge that he illegally brought liquor from Quebec to N.B.

I like the constitutional ramifications of a New Brunswick resident charged for bringing in “too much” alcohol from Quebec.

Graeme Decarie: Hey! We believe in law and order down here. And you can never tell what Quebec will do to its booze. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has added drugs to make us all forget how to speak English.

Jaan Pill:  Good points!

On another topic, alumni are preparing for a night of drinking at Stay Inn on Oct. 16:

Update regarding room reservations at Stay Inn for October 17, 2015 MCHS ’60s Reunion at Old Mill Toronto

Please know that if you need a ride anywhere, at any time, when you are in Toronto, if you are able (which we hope you are) to make it to the reunion, we will have sober drivers ready to help in any way we are able.

[End of dialogue]

Mr. Decarie’s career as a wrestler

By way of rounding out the story, Graeme Decarie has added this little-known detail about his career:

“The above photo is of me when I was working my way through college as a professional wrestler and world champion weight lifter. This is from ‘images’ on Google under the name of Hector Decarie – a professional name I assumed out of modesty.”

Now the truth is out. Thank you, Hector, we much appreciate the update!


1 reply
  1. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    By way of an update regarding Canadian liquor laws, an August 26, 2015 CBC article is entitled:

    Canada’s complex liquor laws under spotlight in New Brunswick trial: Booze laws ‘can be confusing even to lawyers, let alone the average consumer,’ says one lawyer

    The article refers to a 1928 federal statute called the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act. As the article notes, a tremendous amount of history is involved with the story, and the court case potentially has wide-ranging and impressive constitutional implications.



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