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The Disaffected Lib: The Three Eras of Canada’s Democracy or How We Got to Where We Are Today.

I first voted in the 60s and I’ve watched Canadian democracy evolve, not always in a good way, ever since.

I’ve witnessed three political eras in my lifetime.

There was an era of rights and freedoms, the years of Diefenbaker, Pearson and Trudeau.  Some might not realize it but Diefenbaker was a true champion . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Three Eras of Canada’s Democracy or How We Got to Where We Are Today.

The Disaffected Lib: Aviation Week Pays Homage to the Avro Arrow

Few people today know much about Canada’s legendary foray into aviation high tech – the Avro Arrow that rolled out of the Avro Canada Malton plant in October, 1957.  Aviation Week’s Bill Sweetman revisits that bittersweet moment in Canadian aviation that ended when the Arrow was put to the cutting torch by the conservative government . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Aviation Week Pays Homage to the Avro Arrow

The Disaffected Lib: What Would Diefenbaker Make of Steve Harper?

I was just writing a Conservative friend about the Nexen/Athabasca fiasco when a terrible thought crossed my mind.

I imagined what it would be like if “The Chief” John Diefenbaker was alive to witness Steve Harper’s sell-out of Canadian resources and jobs to China’s Communist masters.   What would old John make of what Harper . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: What Would Diefenbaker Make of Steve Harper?