Margaret Thatcher PM
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.
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.