The precedent for Premier Dad .. or Ontario does exist, believe it or not

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief
Premier Dalton McGuinty visits with kindergarten children at Victor Lauriston Public School in Chatham, January 12, 2009. Aaron Hall Photo.

Premier Dalton McGuinty visits with kindergarten children at Victor Lauriston Public School in Chatham, January 12, 2009. Aaron Hall Photo.

Guess who has just commandeered our new “Ontario tonight” feature (see bar at top of page), and turned what is supposed to be a home for “brief intermittent reports on comings and goings in Canada’s most populous province” into accommodation for yet another extended tirade on Ontario’s “founding Liberal Premier of the later 19th century, Oliver Mowat,” and what may or may not prove his great-spirit echoes in the present career of Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty?

Whatever your guess, if you haven’t yet checked out “Ontario tonight” you may want to quickly look into “Monday 9 August 2010 — Premier Dad today as direct descendant of Christian Statesman and Elder Brother Mowat, 1872–1896.” The point of departure for the extended ramblings in this case is Robert Benzie’s piece in today’s Toronto Star on Dalton McGuinty —  “The upside and downside of being Premier Dad.”  (And we promise: the next entry in “Ontario tonight,” whenever the spirit moves it, will be much shorter.)

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