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The right stuff: former top PMO staffers talk about Canada’s prime ministers

By Arthur Milnes      

Every leader and prime minister brings with him or her to high office aspects of inspiration, determination, hard work, and personal style. Each is unique in the particular mix and tone of what is brought and portrayed.

Canada Always: The Defining Speeches of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, edited by Arthur Milnes and to be published next month by McClelland & Stewart.

KINGSTON, ONT.—In anticipation of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s 175th birthday in November Hill Times contributor Arthur Milnes has collected the seventh prime minister’s most important addresses in a new book Canada Always: The Defining Speeches of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. He also invited distinguished Canadians to provide commentary essays about Sir Wilfrid for the volume. Below are excerpts from the essays by five past chiefs-of-staff or principal secretaries to prime ministers from both parties that have formed governments in recent

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