The Duke of Kent: The Memoirs of Darcy McKeough

The Duke of Kent: The Memoirs of Darcy McKeough


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ISBN-13: 9781770411234
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Darcy McKeough was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for over a decade. He lives in Chatham, Ontario.

Rod McQueen has written more than a dozen books, including Who Killed Confederation Life?, winner of the National Business Book Award, and The Eatons, winner of the Canadian Authors Association prize for history. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, P.C., C.C., LL.D., served as the 18th prime minister of Canada. He lives in Westmount, Quebec.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

A Brief Family Tree ix

Chronology x

1 In the Beginning 1

2 Cock of the Walk 11

3 Loyalty and Luck 21

4 Running for Office 31

5 The Love of My Life 41

6 Third Time Lucky 52

7 Reforms and Regrets 62

8 The Best Laid Plans 72

9 Kingmaker 83

10 New World Order 94

11 Working with Bureaucrats 104

12 Honour Upheld 115

13 Back in the Saddle 126

14 The Energy Imperative 137

15 A Minority View 148

16 Balancing the Budget 158

17 The End of Days 169

18 The Constitution and Other Reforms 180

19 Behind Boardroom Doors 191

20 Hostile Takeover 202

21 The Sugar House 213

22 A Life Well Lived 224

Appendix: Extract from a Speech by the Hon. W. 235

Darcy McKeough to the Government Relations Club at the School of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario, March 5,1985

Acknowledgements 240

Author's Note on Personal References 241

Bibliography 243

Index of names 246

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