I CAN SUMMON with clarity the celebration of Fall 1990 that inducted the provincial NDP government of Bob Rae. I’d moved to Kingston a month earlier, at the end of August, and like everyone else was shocked to see that the NDP would not only form a government, but a majority government at that.
Posted in Ontario, Politics
Tagged Andrea Horwath, Bob Rae, Canada, Dalton McGuinty, David Peterson, Kathleen Wynne, Mike Harris, News, Ontario, Politics, Tim Hudak
THE CURRENCY of the word outpouring was notable this week: over at the National Post, Michael Den Tandt has not only described the phenomenon, but indulged it himself. His essay “Former finance minister Jim Flaherty’s death leaves a void in the Conservative party” issues high praise, pressing Kipling and Aristotle into the service of a lush panegyric. Again, nothing unusual here – it’s what everyone is doing these days, not only at the National Post, but elsewhere.
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Tagged Canada, common sense revolution, Current Events, Dalton McGuinty, death, Diana Spencer, Ernie Eves, Jack Layton, Michael Den Tandt, National Post, News, Obituary, Ontario, Politics