Margaret Thatcher Dies
Canadian conservatives today cast admiring looks back at the career and accomplishments of Margaret Thatcher. But to her, Canadian conservatives were mostly all wet. Britain was not Canada, then or now. While the mother country's ties still bind, Canadian conservatism is uniquely our own.
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.
When a world leader dies, a lot of people take notice. Words of sympathy and praise flood in from all corners of the world
"I don't think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime." -- as education secretary on March 5, 1973 (six years before ascending to PM's office).
Canadian politicians are sharing condolences on Twitter on Monday after the death of former British prime minister, Margaret
Smith says Thatcher, who has died at age 87, was one of four great conservatives in her lifetime. She says the other three
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.