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01
Oct
Boy, did I ever get  the wrong Stella Maris!

Boy, did I ever get the wrong Stella Maris!

Late Sunday night my phone rang. Something of an oddity.
The number looked perilously close to that of Frankland managing editor Andrew Douglas.
“Must be important. I wonder how many rings before he finally hangs up and goes away?”
But Andrew is nothing if not persistent. Particularly when it’s just shy of 10 p.m. on a Sunday night.
“Busy?” Andrew asked.

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01
Oct
The bromance between the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen  & the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau

The bromance between the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen & the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau

One died just weeks ago. The other man died 17 years ago, September 28, 2000.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Allan J. MacEachen were deskmates in the Commons for many years. Deskmates, but not soulmates. Alike in some ways, but contrary in many other ways.

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18
Sep
Death of a Liberal Godfather

Death of a Liberal Godfather

To die at 96 years of age is to die at a ripe old age. That’s a life well-lived.
So, we say goodbye to Allan J. MacEachen who served, as they like to say, Cape Breton, the country and the Liberal Party for decades. Going back to the ’50s and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. Uncle Louie.

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18
Sep
Death of a Liberal Godfather

Death of a Liberal Godfather

To die at 96 years of age is to die at a ripe old age. That’s a life well-lived.
So, we say goodbye to Allan J. MacEachen who served, as they like to say, Cape Breton, the country and the Liberal Party for decades. Going back to the ’50s and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. Uncle Louie.

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18
Sep
Pauline Dakin's fantastical life

Pauline Dakin's fantastical life

My head is spinning and my brain hurts. I’ve got the TV remote in one hand and a book in the other. I can’t make proper sense of either one.

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