Northern Reflections: An Insurrection Like No Other

Political insurrections are common occurrences. Lawrence Martin writes that, in Canada, we’ve had plenty: John Diefenbaker’s Tory leadership occasioned a venomous party revolt, as did Joe Clark’s. Brian Mulroney’s Tories won a smashing victory in 1984 and another majority in 1988, but that wasn’t good enough: With his Reform Party, Preston Manning led a populist ...