224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 in
January 1, 2000
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0968791506
ISBN - 13: 9780968791509
From the Publisher
With an election looming, but as yet unnanounced, Mark Milke's book offers keen insight into modern BC politics. Fast ferries, the fudge-it budget, Glen Clark, higher taxes, declining incomes, the Nisga'a treaty, big government and the Nanaimo bingo scandal - the NDP's disasterous decade in power -are all examined here. Milke details the scandals, the ideological attacks, and the abuse of power that became all too familiar to British Columbians since 1991. He also outlines his vision for the future and argues that reforms to BC's government must take place regardless of who is in power. The choice for British Columbians is between Sweden and Switzerland and Milke argues BC's greatest days lay ahead - if we choose wisely.
About the Author
Mark Milke, British Columbia director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, is originally from Kelowna and has lived in Alberta, United States and Japan. Educated at the University of Alberta, his columns on taxes, politics and government have appeared in local newspapers across BC as well as the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, Calgary Herald and the National Post. He currently lives in Victoria, BC.
"...we're unlikely to be treated to such a comprehensive, solidly researched study as Mark Milke's, certainly not written with as much style and wit. A must for the thoughtful, and a stimulus for the forgetful." - Trevor Lautens, columnist, Vancouver Sun.