I'm very sorry to see that John Terauds, the classical critic of The Toronto Star (not pictured), is leaving its music pages and winding down his excellent blog, Sound Mind. Terauds learned a couple weeks ago that he would be moving to the business section of the paper — "a bit of news that still has my head spinning a bit," he writes. Susan Elliott describes the situation of Canadian criticism in a Musical America item. Although Arthur Kaptainis writes on a free-lance basis for the Montreal Gazette, and Robert Everett-Green, Colin Eatock, Elissa Poole, and others share the classical beat at the Globe and Mail, for the moment the only full-time staff classical critic remaining in Canada appears to be Claude Gingras at La Presse. It's a strange state of affairs for a country so rich in musical activity. (Colin had thoughts about the situation on his blog last week.) If I may make a little footnote to Susan's piece, one publication is missing from the scant list of those still employing full-time classical critics.