When Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the British Conservative Party in February, she became the first woman to lead the official opposition in that country’s House of Commons. If the affections of the British electorate were to swing from Labor to Conservative in the next election, she would become the first woman to be prime minister of the United Kingdom and the first female head of government in the advanced democracies of the Western world.By MARGARET THATCHER16 min
So Franco is dead. There have been the usual moral cluck-cluckings from the editorial pages over the fact one regime ruled Spain for 36 years. What is strange is that no one draws the parallel with another regime that has dominated one country so thoroughly—the Liberal party of Canada.By Allan Fotheringham5 min
ORPHANS OF THE STRIKE: PLIGHT OF THE INNOCENT BYSTANDERS As Canada’s bitter 42-day postal strike shuddered to a halt in the first week of December both the federal government and members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers expressed varying measures of relief.
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