Other Politics

Unconventional political figures arise in the U.S. and U.K.

Published by Barry Kay, on Sept. 11, 2015, in the Waterloo Region Record

At the same time that conventional political assumptions in Canada are being challenged by the NDP's current, if fragile, lead in public opinion polls, we are witnessing an astonishing array of unconventional phenomena occurring in other nations we frequently identify with.

Former NWT Premier George Braden Died on Monday Night

George Braden was the first NWT government leader to be called "premier" in the NWT. I got to know George when I was completing my project on territorial devolution in the Canadian north.  At time, he was working for another former territorial Premier, Dennis Patterson, who is the Senator for Nunavut.  I had interviewed George in Ottawa, I think, several years ago and was amazed at the vast amount of knowledge he had and how generous he was in sharing it.