Accidental Deliberations: On contrasting treatment

BigCityLib comments on the Cons’ hasty backtracking over Helen MacMurchy. But I find it particularly interesting to note the contrast between their treatment of MacMurchy and their handling of John A. MacDonald. Remember that MacDonald’s fervent commitment to an “Aryan Canada” and racial purity was publicly noted just as the Cons named a freeway after ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Another "If Only We Had Known" Moment From The Harper Tories

OTTAWA — The Conservative government scrambled Friday to distance itself from an early 20th Century public health pioneer it had honoured just a day earlier at a plaque-unveiling ceremony in Ottawa. Joy Smith, the Manitoba Tory MP who unveiled the plaque at Tunney’s Pasture on behalf of Environment Minister Peter Kent, called on the government ...