The May 2, 2011 federal election turned Canadian governance
upside down and inside out. In his newest and possibly most
controversial book, Peter C. Newman argues that the Harper majority
will alter Canada so much that we may have to change the country''s
name. But the most lasting impact of the Tory win, he writes, will
be the demise of the Liberal Party, which ruled Canada for seven of
the last ten decades and made the country what it is. Newman
chronicles, in bloody detail, the deconstruction of the Grits''
once unassailable fortress and anatomizes the ways in which the
arrogance embedded in the Liberal genetic code slowly poisoned
their former progressive impulses.
When the Gods Changed is the saga
of a political self-immolation unequalled in Canadian history. It
took Michael Ignatieff to light the match.