Today in Canada's Political History - March 1, 1954: Happy birthday Blaine Higgs!

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is celebrating his big day today. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick in 1954, he is turning a milestone 70. A veteran Tory cabinet minister first elected to the New Brunswick Legislature in 2010, he assumed his province’s top political job in 2018. From the more conservative wing of his party, his tenure has often been a rocky one.

Happy birthday Premier Higgs!

Arthur Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist. He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy. A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.