Charlotte Whitton has had a strange hold on Ottawa in life and now following her death almost 25 years ago. No one can argue that she was a "take no prisoners" single minded activist and polititician. But now as documented in this blog
and as written about in a number of newspapers today, it seems that there is a move on to honour her.
Mostly that might be seen as a good thing. Trouble is that Whitton has a spotty past to say the least. In fact she was a racist and anti-Semite according to the Canadian Jewish Congress and as documented by two of Canada's most renowned historians, Irving Abella and Harold Troper in the definitive work on Canadian immigration policy and its impact on Jews during the Holocaust, "None is too many".
Should be interesting to see how this plays out.