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2006
Jan
01
Doug's Columns 2006
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 2006, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2006 ID: 12733984 TAG: 200607300546 EDITION: Final SECTION: Comment PAGE: ...”
Apr
09
THE NEW PARLIAMENT ... BY THE NUMBERS
“With a new season of national politics now in full swing, let me offer three ...”
Jul
30
The Sun's sage on the Hill bids adieu
“THE 'DEAN' OF THE PARLIAMENTARY PRESS GALLERY LOOKS BACK AT NEARLY 50 YEARS IN OTTAWA, ...”
2005
Jan
02
Doug's Columns 2005
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 2005, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Sunday, December 18, 2005 ID: 13101422 TAG: 200512180583 EDITION: Final SECTION: Comment PAGE: ...”
30
Legion Magazine - Feb 2005
“Often as a writer I come on statements spoken or in print which dovetail with ...”
Aug
07
CLIMBING TO THE SUMMIT
“DOUGLAS FISHER SHARES HIS MEMORIES OF HOCKEY'S HISTORIC 1972 CANADA-RUSSIA SERIES SOURCE: BY DOUGLAS FISHER, TORONTO ...”
Sep
18
MULRONEY, NEWMAN AND ME
“Peter Newman's new book, The Secret Mulroney Tapes, is basically a grab bag of comments ...”
Oct
02
THE ORIGINS OF CANADA'S 'TWO SOLITUDES'
“In 1945, the first novel I read after coming home from the war against Germany ...”
2004
Jan
04
Doug's Columns 2004
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 2004, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Monday, December 27, 2004 ID: 12116830 TAG: 200412270218 EDITION: Final SECTION: Comment PAGE: ...”
30
Legion Magazine - January/February 2004
“Quite a record! Jean Chrétien departs after 10 years as prime minister, prefaced by 30 ...”
Mar
30
Legion Magazine - March/April 2004
““If France embraced North American multiculturalism it would lose its soul.” —President Jacques Chirac of France, ...”
May
30
Legion Magazine - May/June 2004
“Confusion! There has been a mix-up in my mind in just getting at this particular ...”
Jun
08
A minority opinion
“Sun senior parliamentary analyst Douglas Fisher was a third-party MP during three minority governments; in ...”
25
HARPER IMPRESSIVE AS PM '06
“The new government, sure-footedly led by Stephen Harper, has made it to the summer break ...”
Jul
30
Legion Magazine - Aug 2004
“Much of this column touches on a subject which most in my generation of Canadians, ...”
Aug
15
SUMMER SPORTS NOT OUR FORTE
“DOUG FISHER REVEALS HOW OTTAWA'S OLYMPIC POLICY IS ALL ABOUT HOCKEY, HOCKEY, HOCKEY SPORTS IN Canada, ...”
Sep
30
Legion Magazine - Oct 2004
“This column has two segments, firstly an attempt at explaining the belated, but seemingly genuine ...”
Nov
30
Legion Magazine - Dec 2004
“Firstly, I wish to ask you to consider writing a short note of support to ...”
Dec
12
PAUL'S FIRST YEAR
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2003
Jan
01
Doug's Columns 2003
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 2003, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 ID: 12441307 TAG: 200312310497 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
30
Legion Magazine - January/February 2003
“Last fall I was in despair after the last speech from the throne under Jean ...”
Mar
30
Legion Magazine - March/April 2003
“Short shrift this time to one of my usual staples—federal politics. There was the most ...”
May
30
Legion Magazine - May/June 2003
“Ten years ago or so a lot of veterans of WW II were fuming with ...”
Jul
02
DON MCGILLIVRAY WAS A MASTER OF OUR CRAFT
“Last week in Victoria, Don McGillivray died at the age of 76, far from Parliament ...”
06
CANADA: SOMETHING GOT LOST IN THE TRANSLATION
“Just over 20 years ago not even a genuine quorum of MPs was in the ...”
30
MINORITY RIGHTS AND THE LANGUAGE OF SPORTS
“Not many Canadians know there is anything as definable as a "sport system" in Canada, ...”
Legion Magazine - July/August 2003
“This column is largely about the strains between the governments of Jean Chrétien and George ...”
Sep
30
Legion Magazine - September/October 2003
“Those of us of the WW II generation are aware of the steady loss of ...”
Oct
19
Road to unity clogged with controversies
“There are several reasons why a bystander's enthusiasm should be restrained at the news from ...”
Nov
30
Legion Magazine - November/December 2003
“Often a first-person book by a veteran from our army in WW II gets my ...”
Dec
21
BOB STANFIELD: CLOSET COMEDIAN
“THE BEST PRIME MINISTER WE NEVER HAD? WELL, HE WAS CERTAINLY THE WITTIEST Source: BY DOUGLAS ...”
2002
Jan
02
30
Legion Magazine - January/February 2002
“This is a column of tips on some recent memoirs or stories by or about ...”
Feb
27
HOCKEY GURU WAS AHEAD OF THE GAME
“IF WE'D LISTENED TO LLOYD PERCIVAL, IT MIGHT NOT HAVE TAKEN 50 YEARS TO WIN ...”
Mar
30
Legion Magazine - March/April 2002
“The infamous massacre of Sept. 11, 2001, by Islamic fundamentalists of Americans in their own ...”
May
30
Legion Magazine - May/June 2002
“Any inveterate reader about Canadians at war is familiar with the clashing attitudes there are ...”
Jul
14
THE CASE FOR MONTREAL AS HOCKEY MECCA
“"Rules of Hockey No. 3: No player shall raise his stick above his shoulder. Charging ...”
Aug
25
REDRESSING A NON-EXISTENT WRONG
“57 YEARS LATER, OTTAWA WANTS TO REWRITE THE TERMS OF THE VETERANS CHARTER What may seem ...”
Sep
08
CRISIS ALMOST KILLED '72 HOCKEY SUMMIT
“EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: 17 COLUMN: Parliament Hill MEMO:Several off-ice crises before the exciting '72 hockey summit with ...”
A SWEET VICTORY REMEMBERED IN REPLAYS
“SOURCE: BY DOUGLAS FISHER DATELINE: OTTAWA Many hockey fans too young for the ...”
18
JEAN CHRETIEN - ALL-CANADIAN BOY
“To give Jean Chretien his due, he has not often been catalogued as anti-American, unlike ...”
30
Legion Magazine - September/October 2002
“Ah, me, politics when hot and bothered cause conundrums for a columnist who has a ...”
Nov
30
Legion Magazine - November/December 2002
“The long farewell which Jean Chrétien announced last August soon led to much talk and ...”
2001
Jan
03
30
Legion Magazine - January/February 2001
“Before turning to review some war books I want to offer a particular insight on ...”
Mar
30
Legion Magazine - March/April 2001
“This is my first column for Legion Magazine since the voters of Canada gave Jean ...”
Apr
29
THE OCTOBER CRISIS REVISITED
“WILL WE EVER REALLY KNOW WHY TRUDEAU INVOKED THE WAR MEASURES ACT? Veteran readers may recall ...”
May
30
Legion Magazine - May/June 2001
“In the aftermath of the grand mandate Jean Chrétien got from electors last November there ...”
Sep
30
Legion Magazine - September/October 2001
“There have been men and women by the thousands who once served in the Canadian ...”
Nov
30
Legion Magazine - November/December 2001
“In the March/April issue of Legion Magazine I asked readers interested in our current defence ...”
2000
Jan
02
Doug's Columns 2000
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 2000, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Sunday, December 31, 2000 ID: 12000057 TAG: 200012310474 EDITION: Final SECTION: Comment PAGE: ...”
30
Legion Magazine - January/February 2000
“The death in Ottawa last September of longtime acquaintance Charles Pearse reminded me that for ...”
Mar
19
THE VALOUR, THE HORROR AND THE RIOTS
“MONTREAL MELEE ... Police protect NHL Commissioner Clarence Campbell from irate Montreal Canadiens fasn in ...”
30
Legion Magazine - March/April 2000
“This column does not deal with our wars or any particular veterans’ matter. It is ...”
May
30
Legion Magazine - May/June 2000
“As my mobility dwindles, I find I am reading a lot more, especially while ranging ...”
Sep
30
Legion Magazine - September/October 2000
“Often people say their savour of a great story is marred when they see a ...”
Nov
30
Legion Magazine - November/December 2000
“The sparks for this column come from three new books that in part defend the ...”
1999
Jan
03
Doug's Columns 1999
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1999, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 ID: 12192289 TAG: 199912291430 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
Feb
01
20th century Canada
“The 20th century is a horrible catalogue of "man's inhumanity to man." A Canadian, prone ...”
Nov
14
Legion Magazine - November 1999
“Newfoundlander George Baker was named minister of veterans affairs last August, replacing Fred Mifflin, another ...”
1998
Jan
04
Doug's Columns 1998
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1998, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 ID: 13071494 TAG: 199812301422 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
1997
Jan
05
Doug's Columns 1997
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1997, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Wednesday, December 31, 1997 ID: 12690309 TAG: 199712300673 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
26
Shooting down the Arrow myth
“Both its high ratings and the keen responses in a host of letters to editors ...”
Sep
28
HOCKEY'S INVISIBLE MAN
“ALAN EAGLESON HELPED CHANGE THE GAME FOREVER, NOW HE'S A PARIAH OF THE SPORT SOURCE: BY ...”
1996
Jan
03
Doug's Columns 1996
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1996, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Sunday, December 29, 1996 ID: 12464515 TAG: 199612270096 EDITION: Final SECTION: Comment PAGE: ...”
Jul
17
CHRETIEN LOOKS TO LAURIER
“Did you notice for whom Jean Chretien placed a wreath and gave a speech in ...”
Sep
08
The game goes global
“IT'S NOT JUST OURS ANY MORE, AND THAT'S GOOD More good players: better hockey. More fine players: ...”
1995
Jan
04
Doug's Columns 1995
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1995, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Sunday, December 31, 1995 ID: 12809739 TAG: 199512290122 EDITION: Final SECTION: Comment PAGE: ...”
1994
Jan
02
Doug's Columns 1994
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1994, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Friday, December 30, 1994 ID: 12277066 TAG: 199412290178 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
Mar
06
HARRIED ARE THE FEISTY
“There are ironic parallels between the dilemmas of Alan Eagleson and John Munro. ...”
Oct
23
Trudeau Revisited: Paeans and Pains
“October 18th was Pierre Trudeau's 75th birthday. A former aide, Dennis Mills (Broadview-Greenwood), drew the ...”
1993
Jan
06
Doug's Columns 1993
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1993, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Friday, December 31, 1993 ID: 12717768 TAG: 199312300156 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
10
IN DEFENCE OF ALAN EAGLESON
“SOURCE: BY DOUGLAS FISHER This past year a cascade of stories has hurt the personal repute ...”
Feb
26
JOE CLARK WAS OVERRATED
“Given their interweaving over 35 years in the Tory party one sees why much has ...”
Jun
14
KIM CAMPBELL NEEDS A MIRACLE
“Who will win the general election? The odds now strongly favor the Liberals. With yesterday's choice ...”
1992
Jan
03
Doug's Columns 1992
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1992, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Wednesday, December 30, 1992 ID: 12400390 TAG: 199212300009 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
Apr
03
A GOOD STRIKE ... AND ABOUT TIME
“When is a strike a good one? With the strike of the NHL players, opinions by ...”
May
10
THE LESSONS OF THE '42 REFERENDUM
“The media have been prompted by current talk of referenda to review the federal plebiscite ...”
27
Sticks, pucks and the constitution
“Seasonally the wondrous grace of Mario Lemieux is on us. And so is the constitutional ...”
1991
Jan
09
Doug's Columns 1991
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1991, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Sunday, December 29, 1991 ID: 12008109 TAG: 199112290144 EDITION: Final SECTION: Comment-Lifestyle PAGE: ...”
Feb
15
ARE YOU READY FOR MEECH II?
“Our much scorned prime minister set a loose shape and the likely timing on the ...”
May
03
ONTARIO'S WASTELAND
“Those of us still or once of Northern Ontario had great hopes for the first ...”
1990
Jan
08
Doug's Columns Jan-Jun 1990
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1990, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Friday, June 22, 1990 ID: 12455742 TAG: 199006220267 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
Mar
25
SOVIETS MOTHER OUR INVENTION
“On Friday in Ottawa an Alberta MP had three Russians meet a sparse clutch of ...”
Jun
24
Doug's Columns Jun-Dec 1990
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1990, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Monday, December 31, 1990 ID: 12530517 TAG: 199012310195 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
1989
Jan
09
Doug's Columns 1989
“The Toronto Sun Copyright © 1989, SunMedia Corp. DATE: Friday, December 29, 1989 ID: 11954337 TAG: 198912290182 EDITION: Final SECTION: Editorial/Opinion PAGE: ...”
Nov
15
THE PEARSON PARADOX
“One of the greats? A bust as prime minister? But globally the top Canadian? I drifted ...”
Dec
15
First family of the CCF-NDP
“As a generalization it's true: There have been more books, and far more good books, ...”
1984
Jun
13
A trojan horse in our midst
“Forget about the boring stuff of governing, jobs for the unemployed, delivering a letter on ...”
Nov
13
THE GANG'S ALL THERE
“Mulroney's Cabinet meetings are crowded but his matching of bodies with portfolios shows an understanding ...”
1983
Dec
13
Biz takes back seat
“Don Johnston, one of the few cabinet ministers to sit on the cheering squad for ...”
1982
Jul
07
Pelletier - one of PET's best
“It was an odd rebuke given Gerard Pelletier by Mr. Trudeau over the predominance of ...”
1981
Feb
20
Loyalty dilemma in NDP
“The popular word on Parliament Hill Wednesday was "respect." Ed Broadbent "respected why, in good ...”
Apr
24
Do we need a Charter
“The obvious argument against a Charter of Bights enshrined in the Constitution is that it ...”
1980
Jan
11
Scuba, disco & dozy wife
“There are two stupidities in the current election campaign which set me growling. Tthe first one ...”
May
26
NDP at the crossroads
“Election post-mortems can be significant for a political party, particularly for a losing one. For ...”
Aug
11
Stanley's still crystal clear
“Not all politicians get more lucid as they age. One reason is that politics and ...”
1979
Sep
19
Does the puck stop here
“Could hockey be in decline? Is it heading toward the fall which overtook lacrosse between ...”
Oct
13
Careful Joe some Canadians like railways
“Twenty years ago I had an argument with the late Donald Gordon. He was president ...”
1978
Feb
13
The mandarins always have the last word
“One opinion I have about Ottawa after a score of years in it is that ...”
May
31
Those feisty Alberta voters
“In terms of federal electoral support only Alberta compares with Quebec in a consistent bent ...”
1977
May
02
New look at federalism
“"Canadians, at this moment," said the young man, "are intensely concerned with sustaining Canada. Trudeau ...”
Jun
13
Minister for everything
“It was 20 years ago last Friday (June 10th, 1957) that enough electors in the ...”
1976
Nov
10
'Apology' shows Trudeau flaw
“Pierre Trudeau's apology to the Japanese is an exquisite example of his shortfall as a ...”
12
Bits & pieces from Ottawa
“In no Canadian election in my memory have the odds shifted so quickly from the ...”
19
Has Trudeau lost Quebec
“One admires aplomb or "cool", as a response to adversity. When, however, "aplomb" comes to ...”
Dec
14
Dear John
“Sometimes I want to write a letter to my son John. He's the fourth of ...”
1975
Apr
30
War Measures Act repeal
“An anniversary syndrome runs strongly in the people who work in news and public affairs. ...”
Sep
19
The Chief-a gift to Canada
“1966 I had the temerity and poor judgment to advise John Diefenbaker through a column ...”
1974
Jul
26
Hockey's Percival
“The theme in the sporting press since Lloyd Percival died is that he was ahead ...”
Oct
21
The pathos in Martin's career
“When a parliamentary career of 39 years is closed out it merits notice. If it ...”
1973
Apr
04
Denis Potvin another Orr?
“Aside from the whirlpool-like obsession of when and how this Parliament will end the following ...”
06
Multiculturism is a fantasy
“The bulging proposal of Justice Minister, Otto Lang, that we adopt millions of the world's ...”
Jun
29
Notes on the party leaders
“Some Cabinet ministers are letting it be known in chats about the political situation that ...”
Jul
27
The era that died in 1957
“There was much pathos to the few months in which I could watch Louis St. ...”
Sep
07
Bob or Pierre-Does it matter
“The brutal question is floating again with brooders on partisan politics. It's because the Trudeau ...”
1972
Apr
03
Canada can get ready for a Nixon pitch
“Richard Nixon will be the fifth U.S. President to address members of the Canadian Parliament ...”
Oct
04
Ego measured in seconds
“The receptive excitement as Mr. Alan Eagleson brought his NHL warriors home to the acclaim ...”
1971
Oct
28
Autopsy on a newspaper
“OTTAWA – Some readers have asked me why I have not written about the closing ...”
1970
Jun
14
Gouzenko felt cheated
“Twice during the winter of 1965-66, Igor Gouzenko and his wife, Svetlana, visited my home. They ...”
1963
Aug
03
The Perils of Political Puffing
“IN THE QUIET of Canadian literature, the practise of "puffing" has been debated for decades. Puffing ...”
Nov
05
Renegade in Power
“Two years ago I attempted a book review of Arthur Hailey’s novel on Canadian politics, ...”

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