Geoffrey Stevens's blog
Published Sept 17, 2012 in Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury
Robert Stanfield was often described as the best prime minister Canada never had. He was a great premier (Nova Scotia), became leader of the federal Progressive Conservative party, but had the ill fortune to appear on the national stage at the same time as Liberal Pierre Trudeau, to whom he lost three general elections in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
What about Peter Lougheed?
Published Sept. 10, 2012, in the Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury.
Let’s return for a moment to last week’s provincial byelection in Kitchener-Waterloo. Does the outcome – an upset NDP victory – have real implications? Is it a harbinger of things to come in Ontario politics? Or is it an aberration, an oddity to be filed at Queen’s Park under the heading, “Weird Things that Happen in Byelections?”
Column by Geoffrey Stevens, published Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 in Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury.
The NDP victory in the Kitchener-Waterloo byelection this week sends a message to all three Ontario parties and their leaders.
Published Aug 27, 2012 in Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury
Change is a four-letter word to politicians in power, something to be resisted, not