Jean Chrétien: Now, here’s an original ploy from PM: vote for him, and he promises to think about quitting. Well, that should get him Paul Martins vote. Stockwell Day: Acknowledges his belief that God created the world in seven days. On the eighth, He asked Day to change his first name to Doris . . .
Back in the 1960s, an older friend of mine decided to run for office in a provincial election. He was a lawyer, young, smart, presentable, well-connected and fluently bilingual at a time when that was a rarity for Quebec Anglos. All those qualities seemed to portend a great future in politics—if only he and his party could deliver wins.By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
A lot of readers don’t seem to warm to me. My last column on the Middle East (“Peace never had a chance,” Oct. 30) occasioned a slightly woebegone e-mail from one of my editors saying rather a lot of people had taken offence. Only one, he wrote, had shown support.By Barbara Amiel4 min
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