1 1897 – Sir William Fielding brings in a heavy tariff, but with reciprocal provisions 1946 – Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission 1952 – William Bennett sworn in as British Columbia’s 25th Premier 1972 – Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein have their first Watergate article published 2 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bob Rae, 21st Ontario Premier, […]
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The parliament of Canada lost one their own last week with the passing of former Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty. I know that I’ve said that I wouldn’t discuss current politics in my blogs. However, with his passing, Jim Flaherty no longer belongs to the present…Jim Flaherty now belongs to history. I will discuss his […]
The first of my political 6 seemed quite popular with everyone. And, they’re fun to write. Sooooo….this week, I’m going to pick the 6 greatest Prime Ministers that Canada never had. First, the ground rules…It cannot be someone that led a party in an election. Voters had the option of making them Prime Minister and […]
A little while back I was out at a bar with some friends. As often happens when I’m out with friends (and beer is involved) a political discussion broke out. We happened upon the topic of Pierre Trudeau. One person went on about the evil that was Pierre Trudeau; another spoke of his greatness. The […]