Axworthy, Lloyd

Superbland federal Liberal MP, lone star of the West, and utterly ineffectual protector within the Chretien Government of decency and good sense. Axworthy was supposed to be the guardian of the Canadian social net in the post-Mulroney era, but because he couldn’t stare down Paul Martin, Jr. and his herd of deficit-crazed closet Thatcherites in the Chretien government cabinet, the post-Mulroney era never began, and morphed seamlessly into the Stephen Harper era.  Axworthy remains living proof that alphabetical order of surnames is a key to electoral but not political success.

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