Well here I am again, playing catch up. After that last post about naming things after Conservatives I read this piece in the Ottawa Citizen. In fact, this appeared the day before my post, but like other things in my life, I often read papers a bit late.
Here Andrew Cohen elaborates on the same theme, but in this case it is all about Dief the Chief. As he states, "It is deeply cynical for a minister and his government to lavish praise on a former prime minister of their party while consciously ignoring -if not disparaging-the memory of those who were not....Baird pointedly does not mention Pearson; he treats this country's most celebrated diplomat like a contagion."