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Truly a Magic Moment

The Peterson Legacy: An Examination of the Ontario Liberal Government of David Peterson, 1985-1990

by (author) Arthur Milnes

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
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From 1985 to 1987, after concluding a historic accord with the Ontario NDP, Peterson headed a minority government. In 1987, Ontario voters rewarded the Peterson Liberals with a massive majority victory in that year's provincial election. Three years later, Peterson was defeated by the same Ontario NDP. Truly a Magic Moment brings together academics and partisans to examine the legacy of the governments led by Ontario's twentieth premier, twenty-five years after that historic swearing-in at Queen's Park.

About the author

?Arthur Milnes is a journalist and public historian and served as a speech writer for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He has edited volumes about the presidencies of George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, and the leadership of prime ministers Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and other Canadian leaders. He also served as research assistant to the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney on his bestselling memoirs. Arthur lives in Kingston, Ontario.


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