John Diefenfibber?

Dief

Some of you may recall the posting I did on ‘Outlier’ by Garrett Wilson. Wilson debunks the tale spun by John Diefenbaker whereby, while peddling newspapers, he had a rather lengthy interaction with Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier.

I really don’t have a horse in this race, though I can’t disagree with Wilson’s position. With lawyerly precision, he dismantles Dief’s story one brick at a time. Since I read his book, I still smile each time I walk by that statue.

It seems that Garrett Wilson, a crusty old-stock Liberal (though he’d probably take exception to being called one), is demanding that the statue be removed. More on the story here:

 

http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/meeting-between-diefenbaker-and-laurier-never-happened-author-says

 

 

 

 

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