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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
His actions as Prime Minister were unforgivable
Brian Mulroney’s ‘public service’ is indecent and insulting
Against the corporate media’s amnesia and revisionism
He flaunts it still.
There he was last week, Brian Mulroney, in all his self-congratulatory glory, flaunting his wealth, privilege, and braggadocio at the unveiling ceremony of something called the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Reportedly, the former prime minister has spent the last four years raising money to cover the $55 million price tag — including ponying up $1 million from his own, no doubt, brimming coffers — to fashion a monument to his signature-sized ego, narcissism, and hubris. My, what a surprise.
The man who glued a prime ministerial seal (in lieu of a presidential one) onto podiums during press conferences, has now erected what amounts to a minor league version of a presidential library as a permanent ode to himself, disguised as an act of charity for budding political science students.
The scholars and undergrads who will inhabit the institute and commemorative hall will also be reminded constantly, of course, of whose house they’re studying in since the place will be littered apparently with flattering “memorabilia” of their patron’s time as prime minister.
You can be sure that revisionist tour down memory lane won’t include any framed bits of Mulroney’s seedier side — to put it charitably.