Meech Lake

Bloodsucker-loaded recreational lake in the Gatineau Hills east of Ottawa that inspired Brian Mulroney’s first organized attempt to dismantle Canada. The Meech Lake deal, which was agreed to by nine drugged or drunk Premiers, was foiled only because a native Indian MPP from Manitoba objected and the premier of Newfoundland woke up at the last minute. Birthplace of the political oxymoron “distinct society”.

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