Margaret Thatcher


Thatcher's Advice For Joe Clark

OTTAWA - Margaret Thatcher told Joe Clark to rely on his "own instincts" the day after the electoral triumph that made him Canada's youngest prime minister, British archival records reveal.In a congra...

How Margaret Thatcher Freed Great Britain

Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's prime minister between 1979 and 1990, understood perhaps better than any other leader in the modern world, why governments ought not to have day-to-day control over the economic aspects of citizens' lives.

What Leaders Can Learn From Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher was determined, driven, uncompromising, single-minded, outspoken, stubborn, intolerant, sharp, quick and unquestionably capable of evoking only intense emotions among her friends and enemies. And that's exactly why she was one of the greatest leaders of the past century.
Patrick LaMontagne

Death According to an Editorial Cartoonist

Yes, it's morbid that from time to time, I make my living from a product that is derived from someone's death. When someone of note, whether political or cultural, is close to death or has died, I often feel like a vulture, sitting on a fencepost, waiting to take advantage of the situation. It's not a great feeling. And it's very difficult to be genuine and not come across as maudlin.

A Casino Will Gamble With Toronto's Most Vulnerable Citizens

Exploiting society's most vulnerable citizens, the modus operandi of revenue-generating gambling, is regressive taxation. Gambling is a gateway drug; a city that enables and promotes it violates basic principles of conservatism -- notably, to draw on evidence from other jurisdictions, and to put social problems to heel before they reach metastasis.

Harper To Attend Thatcher Funeral

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will attend the funeral for Margaret Thatcher in London next week.Harper spokesman Andrew MacDougall also says former prime minister Brian Mulroney has been invi...

Remembering 'The Iron Lady'

Margaret Thatcher, one of the most important British politicians of the 20th century, died Monday morning after suffering a stroke. She was 87. Thatcher was the first woman to become U.K. prime minis...

Britain's 'Iron Lady' Dead

LONDON -- Love her or loathe her, one thing's beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain. The Iron Lady, who ruled for 11 remarkable years, imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation -...
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There Will Never Be Another Margaret Thatcher

Love her or loathe her -- as many did -- there is little doubt that Margaret Thatcher was the dominant political, social, economic and cultural force in Britain during the latter half of the last century. Significantly, it is those who revere "freedom" who most miss Mrs. Thatcher. Not for nothing was she known as the "Iron Lady." Sadly, there is no Margaret Thatcher on the political horizon today. Would that there were. Now she is gone. Dead at age 87 from a stroke, we are told. We are unlikely to see her like again.

Watching the Watchdog: The Holier Than Thou Network

But today, I'm waxing wrathful about TV networks and stations that mutilate innocent and often brilliant programs and, quite simply, by doing so steal our money. Specifically VisionTV -- which calls itself "the World's only national multi-faith and multi-cultural television service."

Part 3: Who Is Queen Elizabeth?

Recent polls show four out of five Britons respect her, support her and want their country to remain a monarchy. To many, she's one of the last living symbols of British wartime valour, and the embodiment of the nation's resolute defiance of German bombers during the Blitz.

She's Alive

MONTREAL - The "death" of Margaret Thatcher, the prominent ex-prime minister of Great Britain, was wrongly reported online Wednesday by a most unlikely source.Mario Dumont.That's right: the former Que...

The Lady was a Champ

There are those who think -- and I am one of them -- that Maggie Thatcher rates as Britain's greatest PM of the past century. Perhaps the greatest ever. Conventional wisdom would side with Churchill in that role, but he was a wartime leader who saved his country from Hitler.