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Hi all, My brother-in-law is the executive producer for a show called "The Next Great Prime Minister". It is on this Sunday night 7:00 pm on CBC. BTW, fellow forum member Faracaster also worked on the show. I believe he was the set designer. Anyway's, I'm sure Stuart and Pete hope you tune in!:banana:
 

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We need a next great prime minister. 20 years ago we had Brian Mulroney versus John Turner. We can only dream of a great matchup like that today. Both men have been slandered by their replacements, but they both had great ideas, and were great leaders. We took those guys for granted.........
 

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We need a next great prime minister. 20 years ago we had Brian Mulroney versus John Turner. We can only dream of a great matchup like that today. Both men have been slandered by their replacements, but they both had great ideas, and were great leaders. We took those guys for granted.........
Brian Mulroney was the worst thing ever to happen to Canada. GST... Meech Lake... Free Trade... A major recession throughout the 80's... He also left the federal PC party in such bad shape when he was through that they struggled to even elect enough MPs to maintain official party status through the 90's (they went from a majority government to 2 - yes two - elected MPs) and now the party is dead because it was eaten up by the Canadian Alliance.

Yeah, thanks but no thanks.
 

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Hmmm, GST was just a visable, more emcompassing replacement of another tax. Meech Lake was an attempt to rid Canada of seperatists, it didnt work. The FTA was going to be great, and boost our economy until the Americans ratified the shit out of it, and the Liberals who gained power after them said nothing about it, and let them walk all over us. And yes there was a major recession in the time he was prime minister. It was all his fault that western countries were in that recession. He tried to dig his way out of it by raising interest rates to combat inflation (although not as high as the early 80s!)and heraised taxes. He inherited a mess, and some of the things he did were not the correct ones in hindsight, but they were good ideas at the time. Sometimes things work out, and sometimes they dont. He actually tried to do things, rather than sit on his hands. The worst, hardly..........
 

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Accept2 said:
We need a next great prime minister. 20 years ago we had Brian Mulroney versus John Turner. We can only dream of a great matchup like that today. Both men have been slandered by their replacements, but they both had great ideas, and were great leaders. We took those guys for granted.........
Thats Funny!!!!!!
 

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"As always, it ain't that simple..."

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...and now the party is dead because it was eaten up by the Canadian Alliance.
That's what I had thought until I saw how the new party is being run. Seems the Alliance was eaten by the PCs!

Remember Manning's dream of MPs representing their consituents' views to Ottawa, rather than the traditional way of MPs being told by their party what views to hold?

Tell it to Garth Turner.:mad:

Harper's practiced such absolute party discipline that he's hammered a stake through the heart of Manning's dream. His party looks much more like the old PCs than the Reform/Alliance to me.

If I wanted a trained seal I might as well have voted for my Liberal or NDP candidate...:eek:
 

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gerald guerrero said:
Pierre Treadeau and his socialite wife were the coolest> tThey partied with the Stones!
I'm pretty sure it was Margaret partying with the Stones, not Pierre.
 

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Should be a prerequisite that the next PM play some funky guitar, have some soul, as in I'm here to improve the life of everyday Canadians rather than banks, corporations and all those rich wannabees in their mega-super-ultrasized SUVs, and figure out some way to lean on CanadaPost so that it's not cheaper to send 12AX7 to Timbuktu, Singapore or Tierra Del Fuego, than out west from Toronto
 
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