Art's History

Arthur Milnes, an accomplished public historian, award-winning journalist and the in-house historian at the Frontenac Club Hotel, explores milestone moments in Canada’s political history, occasionally drawing upon his own interactions with some of the notables figures as he offers insightful glimpses and anecdotes that remind us that Canada, too, has a rich and colourful political history.

Today in Canada's Political History - February 23, 2006: Prime Minister Stephen J. Harper announces his first Supreme Court appointment
Today in Canada's Political History - February 22, 1887: Sir John A. Macdonald and his Tories win Canada’s sixth general election
Today in Canada's Political History - February 21, 1939: The Manchester Guardian reviews Sir Robert Borden’s memoirs
Today in Canada's Political History - February 20, 1912: Sir Wilfrid Laurier firms up the youth vote!
Today in Canada's Political History - February 19, 1919: Death of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Today in Canada's Political History - February 18, 1980: Pierre Trudeau returns
Today in Canada's Political History - February 17, 1918: Sir Robert Borden meets President Woodrow Wilson at the White House
Today in Canada's Political History - February 16, 2011: The Right Honourable Arthur Meighen’s Parliament Hill portrait finally dedicated
Today in Canada's Political History - February 15, 1963: Toronto Maple Leafs’ Superstar nominated for the second time to run as a Liberal candidate; calls the House the “NHL of politics”
Today in Canada's Political History - February 14, 2014: Death of Yukon’s first Premier, Chris Pearson
Today in Canada's Political History - February 13, 1958: Death of Agnes Macphail
Today in Canada's Political History - February 12, 1867: The Dominion of Canada is one step closer to creation
Today in Canada's Political History - February 11, 2011: Former PM Brian Mulroney celebrates centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth during speech in Washington
Today in Canada's Political History - February 10, 1939: Happy birthday Adrienne Clarkson!
Today in Canada's Political History - February 9, 1985: Richard Hatfield channels Arthur Meighen
Today in Canada's Political History - February 8, 1932: Arthur Meighen’s maiden address in the Senate
Today in Canada's Political History - February 7, 1887: Sir John A. kicks off his national election campaign with a rally in Kingston
Today in Canada's Political History - February 6, 1899: Former PM sued for not paying a bill for flowers at Sir John Thompson’s funeral four-years before!
Today in Canada's Political History - February 5, 1901: Sir Charles Tupper steps down as Conservative leader
Today in Canada's Political History - February 4, 1922, Sir Robert Borden is hopeful at the conclusion of the world’s first-ever international disarmament talks
Today in Canada's Political History - February 3, 1924: Mackenzie King pays tribute to former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
Today in Canada's Political History - February 2, 1887: Sir John A. makes his appeal to his local voters
Today in Canada's Political History - February 1, 1908: President Teddy Roosevelt praises a young Mackenzie King in a letter to Wilfrid Laurier
Today in Canada's Political History - January 31, 1893: Maiden Senate address of Sir Mackenzie Bowell
Today in Canada's Political History - January 30, 2018: Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney testifies about NAFTA to the United States Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee
Today in Canada's Political History - January 29, 2014: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau removes senators from his party’s caucus
Today in Canada's Political History - January 28, 1916: Women in Manitoba get the right to vote
Today in Canada's Political History - January 27, 1945: Birth of Indigenous rights advocate Harold Cardinal
Today in Canada's Political History - January 26, 1993: Death of the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé
Today in Canada's Political History - January 25, 1917: Death of former Senator Marcel Prud'homme
 

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