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01
Oct
Nothing to see here, move along...

Nothing to see here, move along...

It’s probably a good thing that those protests were taking place outside Province House during Lieutenant-Governor  Arthur Leblanc’s Throne Speech on Sept. 21. It was a public service, livening things up and keeping those in attendence awake.

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01
Oct
The bromance between the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen  & the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau

The bromance between the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen & the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau

One died just weeks ago. The other man died 17 years ago, September 28, 2000.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Allan J. MacEachen were deskmates in the Commons for many years. Deskmates, but not soulmates. Alike in some ways, but contrary in many other ways.

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18
Sep
Chester still wants to know: Why did Andre go?

Chester still wants to know: Why did Andre go?

As per usual, the Frankland answering machine overflowed with information when we returned from our summer break this year.
And there was no shortage of chatter from dilligent tipsters regarding former Chester councillor Andre Veinotte and his apparent fling with municipal CAO Tammy Wilson.

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18
Sep
Death of a Liberal Godfather

Death of a Liberal Godfather

To die at 96 years of age is to die at a ripe old age. That’s a life well-lived.
So, we say goodbye to Allan J. MacEachen who served, as they like to say, Cape Breton, the country and the Liberal Party for decades. Going back to the ’50s and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. Uncle Louie.

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18
Sep
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

I never met a politician I didn’t like.
For the most part, almost to a man or woman, they bask in the perks of office, piling up their pensionable time, gleefully making themselves available for their next photo-op. All else is  secondary.
Photo-ops are paramount in the lives of pampered politicians. They take priority over all else.

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