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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

John Ivison

John Ivison is a political columnist for the National Post and a native of Dumfries, Scotland, final home and resting place of the poet Robert Burns.

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Relentless Implacability

One ethnic group has its fingerprints all over this place January–February 2011
Peter C. Newman, the iconic author of a trilogy on the Hudson’s Bay Company, once told me an anecdote about meeting a new quartermaster general of the HBC. The man was Jewish and Newman asked him if he had ever been the subject of discrimination. “Yes, as a matter of fact I have,” he replied. “I’m the first Englishman ever to be quartermaster general of the Hudson’s Bay Company.” The…