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Media mistakenly compare our prime ministerial traditions to U.S. ex-presidential traditions

The Next Great Prime Minister broadcast coincided with some renewed journalistic whimpering over the undignified treatment given retired leaders. Ex-prime ministers eat this up.

Everyone wants to be Queen for a day. Some recent moaning in the media over treatment given Canada's ex-prime ministers reminds me of my last visit to Rideau Hall, disguised as a tourist. While escorted through the Governor General's residence with a tour bus group, a man next to me murmured, "Some palace."

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Media mistakenly compare our prime ministerial traditions to U.S. ex-presidential traditions

The Next Great Prime Minister broadcast coincided with some renewed journalistic whimpering over the undignified treatment given retired leaders. Ex-prime ministers eat this up.

Everyone wants to be Queen for a day. Some recent moaning in the media over treatment given Canada's ex-prime ministers reminds me of my last visit to Rideau Hall, disguised as a tourist. While escorted through the Governor General's residence with a tour bus group, a man next to me murmured, "Some palace."

  

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Friday, February 27, 2015
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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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