Madely in the morning, December 22

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Yo ho no bottles of rum

Our navy’s going dry in a whole bunch of ways these days, from having no ships to the prissy politically correct decision to ban drinking at sea.

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Madely in the morning, December 15

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Reboot for Ottawa’s dusty museums

When life sends lemons you make lemonade. It’s not so obvious what you do with mouldy asbestos, though. Maybe a big touchscreen.

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A great and free people together

After American rebels captured Montreal on Nov. 13, 1775 and besieged Quebec City in early December, only Guy Carleton’s heroic defence, complete with theatrical burning of the surrender demand, kept Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold’s forces from bringing all of the future Canada into the American Republic. What if they had succeeded?

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