Some honest realism from a failed Canadian politician still hard at trying to make a positive difference: Michael Ignatieff’s journey from politician to academic freedom fighter Michael Ignatieff [… 14 more words
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The first toast would have been to “zdorovye” (health). Then came a toast for “the dead.” Then several toasts for the women. A toast to President Eisenhower. 1,326 more words
Steven MacKinnon, the new MP for Gatineau, served as national director of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2003 to 2007 and has been a senior aide or adviser to several party leaders both federally and provincially, ranging from Paul Martin to Frank McKenna and Michael Ignatieff. 1,203 more words
By Matthew Flinders. This was originally published on the Oxford University Press blog.
Politics is a worldly art. It is a profession that is founded on the ability to instill hope, convince doubters and unite the disunited – to find simple and pain free solutions to what are in fact complex and painful social challenges. 1,088 more words
It’s been a long road to redemption for Stéphane Dion.
The Quebec academic was recruited as a star candidate by Jean Chrétien after the 1995 referendum, and was made responsible for fighting Quebec’s sovereignty movement as intergovernmental affairs minister between 1996 and 2003. 499 more words