It is a sweetly sunny late May day in Halifax, the morning after yet another night before on the streets of Montreal where police arrested 518 students in another night of demonstrations against the Quebec government’s planned tuition fee increases. Today’s newscasts carry sobering word …

Just when you least expect it: you’re asked to give a toast at an event. You may be acknowledging a retiring colleague or celebrating a major corporate milestone; presiding over your dining room table or a major meeting. Whatever it is, you’d just rather not have to get up and do it. Fear not. After Hours is here to save you, once again.

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