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The Elections: 2015

After Stephen Harper was able to obtain a majority government in 2011, it would mean that Canada would get several years before another election was called. During that time, the major parties would go through some major changes in leadership. While...

The Elections: 2004

After 10 years leading the government, the growing Sponsorship Scandal and divisions in the Liberal Party, led Jean Chretien to retire as leader of the party, ending his term as prime minister. This election would see several changes prior to the...

The Elections: 1997

After the monumental change brought forward by the 1993 election, things were a bit more stable and relaxed going into the 1997 election. The election came only two years after the 1995 Quebec Referendum, which asked voters whether or not Quebec...

George Copway

Canada has had several literary celebrities that have made a name for themselves internationally. There has been Robert Munsch, Farley Mowat, Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. Arguably the first...

John Bracken

John Bracken The last episode, I looked at Gordon Graydon, the man who was the Leader of the Official Opposition, but who did not lead his actual party. The party leader was another man named John Bracken. Bracken had become leader of the...

Sir Sam Hughes

One of the most important political leaders for Canada during the first part of the First World War was a charming, somewhat vain and colourful man named Samuel Hughes. With his extremely strong belief in the Imperial connection with England, and in...

Dr. Robert Manion

The role of the conscription crisis in Canadian politics can’t be understated. It would fracture the Liberal Party and many of its supporters would move over to the Conservatives or the Progressives. That was seen with the last episode and Hugh...

The Pacific Scandal

The Pacific Scandal

Largely unknown today, the scandal that erupted in 1872 completely altered Canada and was one of the biggest stories of the last half of the 19th century for the new country. Called the Pacific Scandal, it would bring down the government, end...

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