confederation

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When I was a boy, Pearson and Diefenbaker were thought to be bumblers compared to St. Laurent and King.


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The founders were familiar with the works of American founding fathers such as Jefferson and European political philosophers such as Edmund Burke.

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Back in Canada’s pre-Confederation days, one selling point for uniting the then-disparate British provinces was to drop existing barriers to commerce. The hope was for a country with a free-flow of trade and services in which all could potentially prosper.

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Back in the 20th century, much of the world’s politics was shot through with deep-rooted ideologies that had a considerable effect, often negative, on humanity. This month, as the world recalls the 70th anniversary of D-Day and its aftermath, it is helpful to recall those ideologies and their influence on political debates.