After a year of preparation, the Calgary Congress went off almost without a hitch.
The Congress met from Friday evening September 29 to Sunday afternoon, Oct 1. Under the watchful, sceptical eye of the news media and CPAC television cameras, several hundred people — over 350 at the Saturday high point — gathered to discuss and resolve the federal principles our country needs to succeed in the 21st century.
With giant portraits of great political leaders in Canadian history staring down from banners on the high walls of the assembly hall, there was a widely shared feeling that what we were doing marked the beginning of a new era. More . . .