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. Itâ€™s promoted by CBC as â€œa two-hour political thriller,â€ and thereâ€™s some truth to that. Thereâ€™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 â€“ this is, after all, about the creation of Canada and establishment of its political culture. Read more.