Excerpts From Paikin and the Premiers

 

Paikin and the Premiers: The Premier Who Almost Wasn't

In this first of five excerpts from his new book, Paikin and the Premiers, Steve Paikin describes how the man who became known as the "Chairman of the Board" might have had an early end to his political career if not for seven votes.

Paikin and the Premiers: A Leader's Rise

In this second of five excerpts from his new book, Paikin and the Premiers, Steve Paikin recounts the political rise and accomplishments of John Robarts, arguably one of Ontario's most consequential premiers.

Paikin and the Premiers: The Quebec Question

Former Ontario Premier John Robarts had some perceptive observations about national unity and the Quebec separatist movement. The third of five excerpts from Steve Paikin's upcoming book, Paikin and the Premiers.

Paikin and the Premiers: The Political Life

John Robarts, Ontario premier from 1961 to 1971, once spoke at length about life in politics, including his fascination with the "art of government, which is different from politics." From Steve Paikin's upcoming book, Paikin and the Premiers.

Paikin and the Premiers: Robarts' Final Days

Ontario Premier John Robarts had a successful career in and out of politics. But his final days were marred by illness and personal tragedy. From Steve Paikin's upcoming book, Paikin and the Premiers.