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Today in Canada’s Political History: Pierre Trudeau says “Just Watch Me”!

Oct 13 2021 — Arthur Milnes — Today’s entry from the annals of Canadian political history needs no introduction from yours truly.  With the October Crisis of 1970 as backdrop, CBC journalist Tim Ralfe recorded an impromptu interview with then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as the PM entered the Centre Block on Parliament Hill.  This interview remains today, arguably, the most famous […]

Today in Canada’s Political History: Lester Pearson Wins Nobel Peace Prize; and Political Victories for Bennett, Borden, Macdonald

Oct 12 2021 — Arthur Milnes — No matter the results of last month’s election, Liberals and Conservatives alike can celebrate by looking back on special anniversaries from their history with great pride today.  In fact, there are so many important moments that fell on this date I had trouble choosing one.  At the end, I decided to mark all of them. […]

Today in Canada’s Political History: Appointment of Ray Hnatyshyn as Governor General

Oct 6 2021 — Arthur Milnes — Prime Minister Brian Mulroney made history on this date in 1989, announcing that Her Majesty the Queen had officially approved the appointment of Saskatchewan’s Ray Hnatyshyn as Canada’s next Governor General. From a Ukrainian background, Governor General Hnatyshyn would serve with distinction in his Vice-Regal post until his term ended in 1995. He is particularly […]