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17
Mar
The Year of the Tory Pig Dog Near Extinction

The Year of the Tory Pig Dog Near Extinction

 The second Brian Mulroney majority in 1988, as difficult as this may sound to believe, was a harbinger of things to come. That being the near extinction of the federal PC Party in the disastrous 1993 general election. 
 Elmer MacKay, for example, lost a remarkable two-thirds of his majority in Central Nova in ’88. 
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17
Mar
Resign? Kiss my whatever...

Resign? Kiss my whatever...

We’ve established the fact that as Solicitor General of Canada, if Elmer MacKay couldn’t find a good controversy he could certainly create one. 
But this was no pushover country bumpkin. 
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17
Mar
Planes, tanks & German garden gnomes

Planes, tanks & German garden gnomes

The elephant in the room when it comes to Elmer MacKay’s political life was his intriguing relationship with Canadian-German influence peddler Karlheinz Schreiber, Airbus, Thyssen Industries, etc., etc. 
This is where the aforementioned “intrigue” part of politics comes into play. 
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17
Mar
Tory Pig Dog grumblings

Tory Pig Dog grumblings

You can’t deny he has the receding hairline for the job. And the name. 
Some grumbling emanating from Tory Pig Dogs in Cumberland South after Oxford Frozen Foods production manager Tory Rushton snagged the right to carry his party’s banner into the upcoming byelection to replace Jamie Baillie has the distinct scent of eau de sour blueberries. Er, grapes I mean. 
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17
Mar

Somebody think of the children, er, snowbirds!

If you’re like me, you’re sick to death of hearing about the myriad ways Donald Trump is defiling our once-great neighbour to the south. 
I pretty near came to the end of my rope recently when I got wind of what sounds to me like the beginning of the end for the longest undefended border on the planet. 
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