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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

Valerie Knowles

Valerie Knowles is an Ottawa author and journalist whose books include an award-winning biography of Sir William Van Horne and Strangers at Our Gates: Canadian Immigration and Immigration Policy 1540 to 2015.

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Golden Routes

Canadian Pacific’s quest to create a tourist mecca January–February 2016
The beginnings of the company we now know as Canadian Pacific can still evoke fascination and wonder. This is with good reason, for the company’s early operations have a larger than life quality to them. In its glory days, Canadian Pacific carried passengers and freight across Canada, built luxury hotels for wealthy tourists and straddled the globe with its shipping and cruising…