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Jan 25, 2018
 More details Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada, Jimmy Carter, Margaret Trudeau and Rosalynn Carter at State Visit arrival. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Looking forward by looking back -- 1978

Karl Nerenberg
Pierre Trudeau had been in power for 10 years. Nigeria moved toward a (brief) return to democracy. And René Lévesque prepared the ground for 1980's referendum on Quebec independence.
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Jan 24, 2018
Image: OpenMedia

Your voices helped shape the new TPP

Marie Aspiazu
In a big win for the Internet, the new version of the TPP suspends many of the controversial provisions included in previous versions.
News
Jan 18, 2018
Photograph of The Reagans and Mulroneys in Quebec in 1985. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Looking forward by looking back, 1988 -- Part 2

Karl Nerenberg
Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 2 of 2.
News
Jan 17, 2018
November 1988 federal election rally in Calgary. With Mayor Ralph Klein, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Premier Don Getty, and former Prime Minister Joe Clark

Looking forward by looking back, 1988 -- Part 1

Karl Nerenberg
Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 1 of 2.
Blog
Jan 15, 2018
Stephen Mandel & Jim Prentice in 2011. Image: David J. Climenhaga

Alberta conservatives embrace messiah strategy

David J. Climenhaga
Alberta's conservatives clearly have a Messiah Strategy for returning to power. It's been tried before, and it's not clear that it works all that well.

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