Posts Tagged ‘ Oliver Mowat ’

What’s wrong with “class warfare” anyway .. time to strike back in Washington – and Queen’s Park?

Sep 21st, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

Way back in the late 19th century Oliver Mowat, the Ontario Liberal premier who still holds the  local record for longevity in office (some 24 consecutive years, 1872—1896), declared in a statement to a Knights of Labour branch in his home riding : “I am glad to believe that there is little antagonism between the […]

52% of Ontario voters are NOT already suffering from election fatigue!

Aug 15th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

Back in the late 1940s, “Canada’s first and perhaps only genuine intellectual” Harold Innis reported that: “When Oliver Mowat was introduced to a prominent statesman in England with a comment on the length of time he had been Premier of Ontario he was greeted with the comment, ‘Have you no public opinion in that Province?’” […]

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

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

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, […]