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Allan Levine: A brief history of the campaign trail

In June of 1876, John A. Macdonald, then in exile from power as the leader of the opposition, was invited by a group of Toronto Conservatives to attend a public celebration of Dominion Day in Uxbridge, Ont. 1,184 more words

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Allan Levine: Will the economy hurt Harper? History's answer is unclear

In any election, perception is often more critical than reality. Canada may or may not be in a recession and the debate among economists about the “R” word is bound to continue for the next few months, right up until the October federal election. 968 more words

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Colin Curleigh on Canadian dithering during Cuban Missile Crisis

Retired military commander Colin Curleigh says the Canadian government acted shamefully more than 50 years ago when it dithered over honouring our commitments to help defend North America. 839 more words

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Marjory LeBreton's memories: Six remarkable decades of serving the party

There was a time when Marjory LeBreton spoke on the phone regularly with Brian Mulroney, the man who appointed her to the Senate in 1993 in his final days as prime minister. 1,836 more words


Marjory LeBreton: A political timeline


Born July 4 on a farm in City View (near Merivale and Fisher roads in Ottawa), one of four children of Clarence W. Mulvagh and Florence L. 427 more words


Pat MacAdam (1934 - 2015): Author, columnist, political operator was 'Mulroney's Man'

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney once described him as the “always entertaining and able Pat MacAdam,” and for many decades in Ottawa, those qualities earned him a place at the centre of action in this city. 890 more words

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True "Green"?

People think that the Greens are a left-wing party but this is a mistake.

The Greens economic policy is more ethically “True Blue” than Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s. 74 more words