Politicians ought to be on their best behaviour on election night: voters will remember an angry speech longer than they will a few boring platitudes. It’s a lesson N.L.’s Ches Crosbie now knows the hard way.
Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie, pictured earlier this year, verbally attacked Liberal Leader Dwight Ball on election night last week, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Scheer’s Flickr
KAMOURASKA, QUE.—May 20 marked 39 years since the first Quebec referendum, which resulted in a 60-40 rejection of the Parti Québécois bid for independence. I remember it well, as a member of the “Non” organizing committee.
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