TAUBE: We must stop this ridiculous trend of renaming edifices and cleansing evidence of people’s existence from history. If not, where will it end?
MURPHY: There was a swift response to Charles de Gaulle’s intrusion into Canadian affairs during the centennial summer of 50 years ago
BOWLER: For the crime of being a man of his times, Canadians are being asked to wipe the memory of Hector-Louis Langevin – a Father of Confederation – clean
MACFADYEN: One of the motivating factors for Confederation was a fear of post-Civil War United States expansionism
MURPHY: Buffalo Bill was an interesting blend of the authentic and the fictional. Most of all, he was a gifted showman. And the English – including royalty – loved him
MURPHY: Brian Mulroney’s insistence on crafting constitutional change went from master stroke to the death of the Progressive Conservative Party
MURPHY: Fifty years ago the Tories selected Robert Stanfield from a large roster of candidates to replace John Diefenbaker. Stanfield went on to lose to Pierre Trudeau
QUESNEL: Senator’s twisted perspective on residential schools and the horrible suffering students went through should not be accepted by the party or other Canadians