One Big Party: To Keep Canada Independent by Paul HellyerOne Big Party: To Keep Canada Independent by Paul Hellyer

One Big Party: To Keep Canada Independent

byPaul Hellyer

Paperback | October 1, 2003

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Title:One Big Party: To Keep Canada IndependentFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2003Publisher:Chimo Media LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0973311606

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Liberal Fantasy continues Finally, a Liberal who openly admits what so many have suspected for so long. In this book, Lester Pearson's former defense minister grimly announces that Canada must become a one-party state, ruled by a left-wing elite, or chaos and terror will forever reign. Apparently the imminent danger posed by the United States is so savage and so grave that the only solution is for all our political parties to merge into one all-knowing Liberal behemoth to rule us for the indefinite future. This book, which presents itself as being a serious analysis of Canada's future, is nothing more than page after page of hysterical, anti-American left-wing dribble. America is described as evil sinister imperialistic and all the other usual adjectives. Everything Canada does with America is bad. According to the author we should trade less, kick all American investment out of Canada, refuse to support the War on Terror, and generally do our best to adopt the most adversarial relationship possible with our nation's closest friend and ally. America should be regarded as an enemy, and in turn we should seek to confront the American Empire whenever possible by aligning ourselves with such powerhouse organizations such as the Commonwealth and the Fracanphonie. Canada apparently is doomed to be a colony of America unless we act fast. The author does not exactly make it clear how this will happen. I assume one day American tanks will just roll into Ottawa and overthrow our beloved government, installing some American Viceroy in a plumed hat and white frock coat. If anything, being absorbed into the United States would give Canadians increased power, as our provinces would almost certainly become states, which full representation in Congress. Perhaps someone Mr. Hellyer could even run for Senator, and introduce some bills to actually alter the course of the government he detests so much. Oops, I'm sorry. I'm using pesky logic again. Authors like Hellyer are clearly uncomfortable with the increasingly obvious reality that there is not a whole hell of a lot of difference between the United States and Canada. We get along, share so many common values, and have a long and prosperous history of friendship and co-operation. By evoking crude, and tired stereotypes of the United States and the Bush Administration, and promoting outdated and cliched leftist stereotypes about what Canada is, the author creates a book that will ultimately do little more than stroke the self-righteous egos of the increasingly prominent Canadian nationalist fringe groups. We Canadians need to grow up, and stop buying into the conspiratorial nonsense peddled by leftists like Hellyer, David Orchard, Sheila Copps, and the CBC. Canadians are a wonderfully diverse group of people, and shocking as it may be to Mr. Hellyer, some of us actually like President Bush, applaud the war on terror, and see no problem with the closer integration of our two very similar nations. This Liberal monopoly on speaking for Canadians has got to end. Personally, I find the idea of living in a one-party state controlled by men like Hellyer much more disturbing than the notion of being an American colony.
Date published: 2004-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read for all Canadians As a proud Canadian, this book scared me. However, it did give me a little hope near the end. Most Canadians don't realize how close Canada is of becoming a colony and no more a independent country. And ruled by the U.S government. This is a video for any Canadian to watch that will open their eyes to what the media is not telling them. Scary, but glad my eyes have been open. Kevin Gagnon
Date published: 2004-01-22