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Michael Den Tandt: Stephen Harper shuns the progressive conservatism of his political hero

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. 809 more words

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Hugh Segal and Red Toryism

There is a wonderful quote by Joseph Pope, a member of John A. Macdonald’s entourage as well as being of his earliest biographers, saying that Macdonald ‘always cared for his wounded birds’. 419 more words

Hobson juggles critic hat with director chair in new production of Steven Truscott story

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


Letters: Our Canadian flag at 50

Untold story of our Canadian flag

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


Patricia Pearson: The day my grandpa showed me Canada's new flag

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