SHOLOM GLOUBERMAN, 70, is philosopherin-residence at Toronto’s Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and a noted health care policy analyst. Six years ago, as a hospital insider, he thought—wrongly—that he was prepared for his own major surgery, a colectomy.
MOST OF OUR prime ministers have been scoundrels: the successful ones, almost exclusively. They say Arthur Meighen was quite a stand-up guy. Alexander Mackenzie, the same. Possibly John Turner or Kim Campbell or Joe Clark might have proved brave and principled leaders, given time.By ANDREW COYNE7 min
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