Tag Archives: Prime Minister

Promises, Promises

Canadian General Election 2021 Voting Day is next Monday. Most people have probably already made up their minds as to the party they will support: one quarter of eligible voters have already cast their ballot in the advance polls. But … Continue reading

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I Voted Today at an Advanced Poll

People’s Party of Canada No, I didn’t make a mistake: although this (under-represented) political party is ultra-right, the local General Election candidate is the least-worst choice of a bad bunch. My wife chose a candidate from a different political party … Continue reading

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Ugly Canadians: The Federal Election Campaign Turned Nasty

Trudeau Protest (Yesterday) This is one of the few ‘nice’ images from that confrontation in Bolton, Ontario. You can read about it in the Toronto Star, here. In truth, I don’t recognize our country anymore. The dividing line is along … Continue reading

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This Man: a Swedish Prime Minister and Shirley Maclaine’s Lover

Olof Palme (January 30, 1927 – February 28, 1986) That’s enough of a double whammy to satisfy most aspiring folk, but, like all powerful men, he went “Out on a Limb” and it cost him his life. Gerry Stamford, a … Continue reading

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From the Queen’s Press Secretary to a Media Scapegoat

Michael Shea (May 10, 1938 – October 17, 2009) “The Crown” shows this man as the reason the Sunday Times had a story about how Queen Elizabeth II felt about her Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. We may never know what … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher (October 13, 1925 – April 8, 2013) I lived through half of the Thatcher years in the late 1980’s. This was one polarizing individual. Her downfall was the Community Charge (aka “poll tax”) in 1990. This time of … Continue reading

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Canada’s 17th Prime Minister Held That Office for 79 Days

John Turner (June 7, 1929 – September 19, 2020) His is the story that didn’t turn out the way we all expected it to. His tenure as Prime Minister lasted from June 30, 1984 until September 17, 1984. Then he … Continue reading

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A Man Destined for Greatness

Winston Churchill (Nov 30, 1874 – Jan 24, 1965) Most people think this man saved the United Kingdom from being overrun by Nazis during World War II. But as always, he didn’t do it alone. His words did. The timing … Continue reading

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Trudeau: Like Father, Like Son?

No, more like: Hate Father, Hate Son The advantage of being a more senior member of the voting community (I’m old, OK?) is that I also have a long memory of how things were back in the ‘bad old days’ … Continue reading

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Trudeau and his Need to be Mr. Dressup

Cultural Misappropriation When I first did Justin Trudeau’s chart in 2017, I wasn’t concentrating on inconjuncts. Now I am. Let’s see what they can tell us. Sun Inconjunct Saturn You will always require structure in your life, and you will … Continue reading

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