It’s become very clear, after Gord Downie’s one-on-one with Peter Mansbridge on The National, that he’s using his ‘spotlight’ for a very particular reason. Known as one of the most private men in the music industry, this interview gave us some answers about his terminal illness, but every answer brought him back to his legacy project, The Secret Path.
It’s amazing that this man, struggling to remember Peter Mansbridge’s name (who he’s known for 25 years), still managed to speak so eloquently about his passion for this country and the people in it, all of them.
The Secret Path film airs on CBC Sunday October 23rd at 9pm, telling the stories Gord wants to share with the entire country, from ‘Them…up there…not in heaven but up North…,” as he put it.
Here’s the full interview from The National: