Archive for May 2016

Northern Europe (and Russia) in the spring of 2016 .. and further adventures toward a Canadian republic

May 10th, 2016 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

Late in the evening of this coming Wednesday, May 11, the entire office staff here will be boarding an airplane for our semi-regular European conference. We’ll be returning on Thursday, May 26, late in the afternoon. This time we’re in the north of what a UK series on TV Ontario many years ago called The [...]



Death of George Dryden (Diefenbaker?) : remembering the last prime minister of the old Dominion of Canada

May 5th, 2016 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

Inevitably, the sad death of the so-called “Diefenbaby,” George Dryden, highlights the career of his “likely” unacknowledged father, John George Diefenbaker. For those not old enough to remember, Dief the Chief was a melodramatic prairie courtroom lawyer from Wakaw (and then Prince Albert), Saskatchewan. Somehow he became supreme leader of “my fellow Canadians,” 1957–1963 — [...]