Robert MacBain challenges those who want to rename the building that houses the offices of the Prime Minister of Canada
February 27, 2017 - Removing Sir Hector-Louis Langevin’s name from the building that houses the Prime Minister’s Office makes as much sense as renaming the Lord Elgin Hotel around the corner on Elgin Street.
In a recent letter to Public Services Minister Judy Foote, three aboriginal MPs and the Liberal indigenous caucus said: “Surely you can see the incongruity of naming a building after the architect of this (residential school) system.”
In fact, Langevin — a French nationalist who favoured uniting the British colonies rather than joining the Americans — was not “the architect” of residential schools.
Day schools and residential schools for aboriginal children were in place decades before Confederation.
March 3, 2017
- Robert MacBain was on the top-rated John Gormley Show on Saskatoon’s 650 CKOM, challenging those who want to remove the name of Sir Hector-Louis Langevin from the building that houses the offices of the Prime Minister of Canada.
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June 13, 2016
TRC’s own report contradicts claim of ‘an act of genocide’.
Robert MacBain’s 1984 encounter with now embattled Senator Mike Duffy
October 29, 2013
- Watching Senator Mike Duffy taking centre stage in the scandal dominating media coverage of Ottawa reminded me of an encounter I had with him almost three decades ago — during the 1984 Liberal leadership race.
Full Comment – National Post
- The 48th Highlanders promote Robert MacBain’s first novel.
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From lifting neeps to dodging bullets
Inverness Courier, Scotland | Friday, March 8, 2013 - After a career in journalism and public relations that has taken him from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the highest echelons of Canadian politics, Inverness-born Robert MacBain has turned to fiction.
Although MacBain left the Highland Capital to live in Canada shortly after World War II, his Scottish background plays an important part in his debut novel, "Two Lives Crossing"
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July 19, 2016
- Robert MacBain discusses Their Home and Native Land
and the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on Kamloops radio station CHNL-AM.
Canadian author – The Western Light, What Casanova Told Me
and The Wives of Bath
, interviews Robert MacBain about his first novel.
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