Posts Tagged ‘ Liberal Party of Canada ’

RIP John Turner, Canadian democratic politician of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s

Sep 20th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

RANDALL WHITE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 : John Napier Turner (June 7, 1929 – September 18, 2020) sat in the Canadian House of Commons for the Montreal electoral district of St. Lawrence-St.George, 1962–1968, for Ottawa-Carleton, 1968–1976, and finally for Vancouver-Quadra, 1984–1993. He served as Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs in Lester Pearson’s Liberal cabinet, […]



“Hard to think of a stance that would go a longer way to reconnect the federal Liberals … ” — guess what it is?

Oct 6th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

As a kind of coda, footnote, or l’envoi to various recent postings on this site (including the October 4 tribute to the late great Charles Roach), we’d just like to offer a quick thumbs up to a provocative passage in Chantal Hébert’s October 5 column in the Toronto Star, “Here’s how the Liberals can make […]



Justin Trudeau doesn’t have to become the Liberal leader to help revive the cause of progress in Canada ..

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

I seldom agree with what Margaret Wente writes in her Globe and Mail column. She is speaking from and for a different universe than the one I inhabit. But there are exceptions to every rule. And I think Ms. Wente is at least half right today, in “Justin Trudeau for leader! Okay, maybe not.” She […]



Iggy observed: do old UK, US careers hint at arduous destiny in Canada?

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Geoffrey Stevens is a former Ottawa columnist and managing editor of the Globe and Mail who, now comfortably into his senior-citizen-hood (born 1942), teaches political science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph. He also writes for StraightGoods.ca — “Canada’s leading independent online newsmagazine.” Stevens’s latest StraightGoods column is entitled “Elections are lost, […]