From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
- The feuds of John and George, political gangsters
The two-hour TV movie is a terrific dramatization of the battles between Macdonald and George Brown (Peter Outerbridge), the founder of this great newspaper. It’s promoted by CBC as “a two-hour political thriller,” and there’s some truth to that. There’s an air of feuding gang leaders to the story. The assassinations are political and done with spat-out insults in public and shady deals in private. These are two mafia dons duelling for control, and the stakes are high – this is, after all, about the creation of Canada and establishment of its political culture. Read more.
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