Ronald Reagan, sworn-in as America’s 40th President only a few weeks before, addressed a Joint-Session of Canada’s Parliament on this date in 1981. It would be the first of two appearances by President Reagan before our Parliament, the second one taking place in 1987. You can watch a video of Reagan’s 1981 address in Ottawa at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkF53Lb3Pno
Arthur Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist. He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy. A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.
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