VON HEYKING: The first in our series on how unlikely friendships in Canadian politics helped shape our nation. Today Baldwin and Lafontaine
VON HEYKING: Even as ideological opposites, they understood they both served for the greater good
VON HEYKING: Political friendship reminds us that civility in politics, as a cure for hyper-partisanship, begins with ourselves
VON HEYKING: The great advantage of our present electoral system is that future governments can reverse the bad decisions of previous ones
BOOKS: You need to befriend those no decent person would talk to.