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Karl Nerenberg | In 1968, a U.S president was forced from office, a west African country was enflamed in civil war, and a new prime minister engendered high expectations Canada.
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November 1988 federal election rally in Calgary. With Mayor Ralph Klein, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Premier Don Getty, and former Prime Minister Joe Clark
Karl Nerenberg | Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 1 of 2.
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Linda McQuaig | It’s not too late for the country to play leadership role in global struggle to abolish nuclear weapons and outlaw them forever.
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Brian Jean
David J. Climenhaga | Some Alberta politicians seem to want to blame Quebec for low oil prices. Trouble is … it's the market, stupid!
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Don Getty
David J. Climenhaga | Don Getty's record as interpreted by the neoliberal propaganda machine is subject to as much mythmaking and distortion as that of Pierre Trudeau. History will judge him more kindly.
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Rick Salutin | The press, who are supposed to be smart, can't seem to stop talking about Justin Trudeau being not too bright. But a look at other leaders shows that intelligence in politics is constantly changing.
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David J. Climenhaga | It's a remarkable politician who can get more than 2,000 people to line up for three blocks outside a grubby banquet hall under a red sunrise on a chilly Sunday.
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Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | The last Canadian prime ministers entitled to wear a military uniform by merit of service in the armed forces were Mike Pearson and Pierre Trudeau. Any who have since then are just dressing up.
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O. Brian Fjeldheim
David J. Climenhaga | The important lesson from today's two big stories is quite simple: In PC Alberta, the law must be obeyed, unless you're a Conservative and you don't feel like it.
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Duncan Cameron | The problems facing Justin Trudeau have little to do with his experience, and a lot to do with the party he now leads.
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Peter Lougheed
David J. Climenhaga | Now that former premier Peter Lougheed's state funeral is over, it's time for us to take a deep breath and get back to reality.
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Lester B. Pearson
David J. Climenhaga | You can bet on it that if Canadians want 2015 to include a celebration of the adoption of their flag, they'll have to do it without the help of the hyper-partisan Harper Tories.