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Unique Canada' PM's Election Theme

Ottawa, Ontario

Discussed Pierre Trudeau’s election campaign, which stressed Canada’s uniqueness and superiority on the world stage. However, Desbarats believed this view may not be agreeable to Quebecers.

Trudeau: In Search of a Hot Issue

Ottawa, Ontario

Desbarats discusses the major campaign topics of the NDP, Liberal and Social Credit parties. In his interactions with citizens across the country, while following the campaign, he believed a liberal majority seemed probable. The…

Trudeau Takes a Crash Course in Politics

Vancouver, Bristish Columbia

As Desbarats explains, Trudeau’s rise to political power was extremely quick, therefore he did not have much political experience or a deep understanding of the way the Liberal party operated. Trudeau had since been…

Trudeau Shirking Chance to Define Canada's Relationship with U.S.

Ottawa, Ontario

Desbarats felt that Trudeau was not being clear enough about Canada’s position with the United States in the face of recent import duties imposed by the United States. He argues that the mass media cannot properly convey the…

The War Measures Act didn't help Quebec separatism after all

Ottawa, Ontario

Desbarats argues that separatist sentiments in Quebec, in the wake of the October Crisis, had not increased despite the argument put forward in a recently published book by Walter Stewart entitled “Shrug-Trudeau in Power.”

The Last Angry Man: In the Beginning They Were Five, Including Progessor Trudeau. Now There is One, Rene Levesque, Preparing for that One Final Battle

Toronto, Ontario

The magazine article profiles politician Rene Levesque and his political legacy. He was seen by a younger, less radical, more conservative, generation as part of an “ancient regime” but he still had some political tenacity left at…

Provocative Analysis of Canada's Problems

London, Ontario

A generally positive review on Desbarats's "Looking Forward in Anguish: Canada Lost, Canada Found". Craig praises Desbarats on his level of critical overview of the key points leading up to Canada's political environment during the…

Pierre Elliott Trudeau: A Man Today

London, Ontario

Desbarats believed Trudeau was too good to be true as a politician and therefore, unfortunately, had a nowhere to go but down. He expounds on Trudeau’s solid education, ethnic background, linguistic ability, appearance, finances,…

One Year Later: Little Sign of Separatism's Growth

Montreal, Quebec

The same article as The War Measures Act didn’t help Quebec separatism after all, published just one day earlier in the Toronto Daily Star.

Minority Government's Life in Hazard Once Budget Presented to Commons

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Discussions regarding the longevity of Trudeau's minority government, and its potential downfall following the future release of the budgetary report.