Category Archives: Politics – Provincial

Risk

From “How McKenna saved the Fighting Fisherman”, by Philip Lee, Ottawa Citizen, September 8, 2001: B1, B4. From Lee’s book, Frank: The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna. How McKenna, then a 29 year-old lawyer with three years of experience, … Continue reading

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Arrow

Wrote about Amor de Cosmos, the second premier of British Columbia. Encountered him referenced in article by Thomas Walkom on Bill Vander Zalm, “Re-enter stage right (Toronto Star, June 20, 1998, pp. E1, E4), relating to former B.C. premier Vander … Continue reading

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Amor De Cosmos: Less of a liability in Vancouver

Second Premier of British Columbia. Changing his name from Bill Smith (William Alexander Smith). Described in later years: Contemporaries paint a portrait of an isolated person (he never married and had few intimate friends) with grandiose manners, prone to public … Continue reading

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Residential

So he works in Edmonton and lives in Calgary. For some reason, the employer is to pay for his choice as to where to live: Redford aide racks up $9,000 in bills staying in one of Edmonton’s most expensive hotels … Continue reading

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Self-Constructed Disgrace II

Read the news, with great sadness. I have known this person since 1995, when I first started work on Parliament Hill, with the research bureau of the Reform Party. He was the primary author of the Taxpayers Budget; I came … Continue reading

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“I have an education. I practised law.”

On the bus, around 5:30 p.m. or so. Into reading; don’t look up or around. Start realizing that there is a conversation going on across from me, but that it is basically one person’0s conversation with himself, despite two people … Continue reading

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Optical Negotiation II

Wrote about the student “strike” in Quebec, primarily by way of quoting from an editorial in the Ottawa Sun. Am inclined to do the same, with reference to the May 23 editorial, “Riot culture firmly established“: The Quebec government of … Continue reading

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