If Canadian politics is not broken, as the CBC frames the question, then it certainly is seriously bent. For one thing, we are desperately short one centre-right political movement. 807 more words
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Louis Hobson was a teenage boy in Blairmore in the late 1950s, when a true crime story captured the country’s attention.
That was the murder of 14-year-old Lynne Harper, near the Clinton Air Base. 634 more words
Re: The Maple Leaf at 50, Feb. 14.
My late brother-in-law, Gerry Quenneville, and my brother, Frank, in their screen business located on Eddy Street in Hull, manufactured thousands of copies of the flag both before and after it became official. 420 more words
In early February, 1965, the Americans went into North Vietnam while my grandfather, Lester B. Pearson, was babysitting me. (I don’t know why it seems odd, almost comical, that the leader of a nation would be looking after his 10-month-old granddaughter, but that’s how cynical our modern lens on politics has become. 645 more words
On Feb. 15, 1965, the much-debated “new” Canadian Maple Leaf flag was ceremonially raised atop Ottawa’s Parliament buildings.
Along with other students I went to witness this national occasion. 214 more words