Real politicians don’t stalk Facebook

In the 1979 Canadian federal election, the Liberals thought they had a shot at defeating MP Fr. Andy Hogan. They nominated the popular mayor a Glace Bay and sent a young hotshot cabinet minister, one Jean Chretien, into the riding to campaign. While shaking hands on Commercial Street, Chretien … Continue reading

In the service of Canada – updated

The Globe's Michael Valpy has a thoughtful piece on the burgeoning interest in Remembrance Day commemorations, especially among young people. The graphic below accompanies the article. While researching his namesake, Rev. Miles Tompkins, a First World War army chaplain, Contrarian reader … Continue reading