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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
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

I never met a politician I didn’t like.
For the most part, almost to a man or woman, they bask in the perks of office, piling up their pensionable time, gleefully making themselves available for their next photo-op. All else is  secondary.
Photo-ops are paramount in the lives of pampered politicians. They take priority over all else.

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18
Sep
Allan J’s rivals remember...

Allan J’s rivals remember...

Allan J. MacEachen and John C. Crosbie were much the same in many ways, yet worlds apart in other ways.
Unwrap the sameness and what you found in each man was sizable intellect and a pathological passion for politics.

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Sep
Jeremy Akerman

Jeremy Akerman

Former Nova Scotia N-Dipper leader Jeremy Akerman didn’t have a lot of doings with Allan J. MacEachen.
But he does recall the second time he met the “Godfather of Cape Breton.”

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18
Sep
Allan J. & the angry tea ladies...

Allan J. & the angry tea ladies...

Frank Magazine co-founder Lyndon Watkins, the longtime regional reporter for the Globe & Mail during the federal Liberal’s heyday, recalls Allan J. MacEachen as “a very decent sort, highly intelligent man, who treated people equally.”

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