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Arthur Milnes

Arthur Milnes, a veteran political speechwriter, is co-editor [with Dr. Sarah K. Gibson] of Canada Transformed: The Speeches of Sir John A. Macdonald, a Canadian bestseller. His next book Canada Always: The Defining Speeches of Sir Wilfrid Laurier will be published by McClelland and Stewart later this year.

Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | March 4, 2024
Arthur Milnes, left, and former prime minister Brian Mulroney on a plane to Nelson Mandela’s funeral in 2013. Mulroney's dedication on the photo reads: 'Arthur, en-route to South Africa adding to the memoirs, with friendship.' Photograph courtesy of Arthur Milnes
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | March 4, 2024
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | March 4, 2024
Arthur Milnes, left, and former prime minister Brian Mulroney on a plane to Nelson Mandela’s funeral in 2013. Mulroney's dedication on the photo reads: 'Arthur, en-route to South Africa adding to the memoirs, with friendship.' Photograph courtesy of Arthur Milnes
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | February 29, 2024
Pierre Trudeau in Scarborough Park in 1968. Canada that would never be the same after his resignation as prime minister 16 years later, writes Arthur Milnes. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Archives of Ontario
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | February 29, 2024
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | February 29, 2024
Pierre Trudeau in Scarborough Park in 1968. Canada that would never be the same after his resignation as prime minister 16 years later, writes Arthur Milnes. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Archives of Ontario
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 29, 2024
Peter O'Malley, pictured. 'At work, no matter the topic under discussion, his creative mind could dredge up an off-the-wall, Larson-like 'Far Side' view that, along with the laughter, affected everyone’s perspective on the issue and, in turn, led to creative solutions,' said John Chenier. Photograph courtesy of Frances O'Malley
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 29, 2024
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 29, 2024
Peter O'Malley, pictured. 'At work, no matter the topic under discussion, his creative mind could dredge up an off-the-wall, Larson-like 'Far Side' view that, along with the laughter, affected everyone’s perspective on the issue and, in turn, led to creative solutions,' said John Chenier. Photograph courtesy of Frances O'Malley
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 8, 2024
Jean Chrétien, pictured in a scrum on the Hill on April 12, 2016. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 8, 2024
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 8, 2024
Jean Chrétien, pictured in a scrum on the Hill on April 12, 2016. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 2, 2024
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien, right, and Bruce Hartley at the Liberal policy convention in Ottawa on May 5, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 2, 2024
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 2, 2024
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien, right, and Bruce Hartley at the Liberal policy convention in Ottawa on May 5, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 4, 2023
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter kissing at the Democratic National Convention in New York City, 1976. Photograph courtesy of Picryl
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 4, 2023
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 4, 2023
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter kissing at the Democratic National Convention in New York City, 1976. Photograph courtesy of Picryl
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | October 23, 2023
John Diefenbaker was prime minister from 1957-1963, followed by Lester B. Pearson from 1963-1968. 'If Pearson walked with ease in the halls of power, Diefenbaker connected with the farmers and small-town merchants and others left outside the inner circle,' writes John Ibbitson in his new book. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | October 23, 2023
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | October 23, 2023
John Diefenbaker was prime minister from 1957-1963, followed by Lester B. Pearson from 1963-1968. 'If Pearson walked with ease in the halls of power, Diefenbaker connected with the farmers and small-town merchants and others left outside the inner circle,' writes John Ibbitson in his new book. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 25, 2023
Kim Campbell, pictured in Ottawa in 2009. 'When she was asked if she was proud to be Canada’s first female prime minister she replied, 'I’d be prouder still to say that I was Canada’s 10th woman prime minister,' says Lisa MacCormack Raitt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 25, 2023
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 25, 2023
Kim Campbell, pictured in Ottawa in 2009. 'When she was asked if she was proud to be Canada’s first female prime minister she replied, 'I’d be prouder still to say that I was Canada’s 10th woman prime minister,' says Lisa MacCormack Raitt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 1, 2023
Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney delivered a speech titled, 'The Next Big Thing' for Canada at an event hosted by Canada 2020 in Ottawa on April 9, 2014. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 1, 2023
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 1, 2023
Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney delivered a speech titled, 'The Next Big Thing' for Canada at an event hosted by Canada 2020 in Ottawa on April 9, 2014. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | March 24, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his address to Parliament on March 24, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | March 24, 2023
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | March 24, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his address to Parliament on March 24, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | February 24, 2023
Author and historian Arthur Milnes, left, pictured in 2012 in his kitchen with former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, in his kitchen in Kingston. Photograph courtesy of Arthur Milnes
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | February 24, 2023
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | February 24, 2023
Author and historian Arthur Milnes, left, pictured in 2012 in his kitchen with former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, in his kitchen in Kingston. Photograph courtesy of Arthur Milnes
FeatureBY ARTHUR MILNES | December 19, 2022
John Turner, pictured on the Hill back in the 1990s, was first elected to the House in 1962. He practised politics differently, as author Steve Paikin illustrates. Politics for Turner was defined by a mutual respect between partisans which he demonstrated until the day he died in 2020, writes Arthur Milnes. The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
FeatureBY ARTHUR MILNES | December 19, 2022
FeatureBY ARTHUR MILNES | December 19, 2022
John Turner, pictured on the Hill back in the 1990s, was first elected to the House in 1962. He practised politics differently, as author Steve Paikin illustrates. Politics for Turner was defined by a mutual respect between partisans which he demonstrated until the day he died in 2020, writes Arthur Milnes. The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 7, 2019
Former prime minister John Turner, left, former prime minister Paul Martin, middle, and former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, right, pictured in 2012. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 7, 2019
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 7, 2019
Former prime minister John Turner, left, former prime minister Paul Martin, middle, and former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, right, pictured in 2012. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 11, 2017
The Charlottetown Conference Delegate pictured in September 1864. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 11, 2017
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 11, 2017
The Charlottetown Conference Delegate pictured in September 1864. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 4, 2017
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, pictured in this file photo. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 4, 2017
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | December 4, 2017
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, pictured in this file photo. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | November 7, 2017
Former prime ministers, clockwise from top left, Joe Clark, Paul Martin, John Turner, and Brian Mulroney were among the politicos in Centre Block on Nov. 6 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the first Parliament of Canada that day in 1867. Pool/Reuters photograph by Chris Wattie
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | November 7, 2017
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | November 7, 2017
Former prime ministers, clockwise from top left, Joe Clark, Paul Martin, John Turner, and Brian Mulroney were among the politicos in Centre Block on Nov. 6 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the first Parliament of Canada that day in 1867. Pool/Reuters photograph by Chris Wattie
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 9, 2017
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 9, 2017
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | January 9, 2017
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | September 12, 2016
Canada Always: The Defining Speeches of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, edited by Arthur Milnes and to be published next month by McClelland & Stewart.
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | September 12, 2016
Opinion | BY ARTHUR MILNES | September 12, 2016
Canada Always: The Defining Speeches of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, edited by Arthur Milnes and to be published next month by McClelland & Stewart.
News | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 3, 2016
John Abbott, 1870. Photograph courtesy of Topley/National Archives of Canada.
News | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 3, 2016
News | BY ARTHUR MILNES | June 3, 2016
John Abbott, 1870. Photograph courtesy of Topley/National Archives of Canada.