Party Of One: Stephen Harper And Canada's Radical Makeover by Michael HarrisParty Of One: Stephen Harper And Canada's Radical Makeover by Michael Harris

Party Of One: Stephen Harper And Canada's Radical Makeover

byMichael Harris

Paperback | July 30, 2015

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In time for the federal election that promises to be a referendum on Stephen Harper's tenure, Party of One is a scathing look at the majority government of a prime minister determined to remake Canada.
     In Party of One, investigative journalist Michael Harris closely examines the majority government of a prime minister essentially unchecked by the opposition and empowered by the general election victory of May 2011. Harris looks at Stephen Harper's policies, instincts, and the often breathtaking gap between his stated political principles and his practices.
     He argues that Harper is more than a master of controlling information; he is a profoundly anti-democratic figure. In the F-35 debacle, the government's sin wasn't only in keeping the facts from Canadians, it was in inventing them. He illustrates how Harper has made war on every independent source of information in Canada since coming to power. Here is a man with a well-defined and growing list of enemies: union members, scientists, diplomats, environmentalists, First Nations peoples, and journalists.
     With the Conservative majority in Parliament, the law is simple: What one man, the PM, says, goes.

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MICHAEL HARRIS began his award-winning career in journalism at CBC Television, where he became the host of The Harris Report, an investigative and current affairs show. He worked for The Globe and Mail as Atlantic bureau chief and in Ottawa. Harris was founding publisher and editor-in-chief of The Sunday Express, the St. John's newspap...
Title:Party Of One: Stephen Harper And Canada's Radical MakeoverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.26 × 5.2 × 1.53 inPublished:July 30, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143187058

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read Eye opening, fascinating and disheartening. This book provides insight into Canadian politics regardless of who's in office.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Informative This one now reads more like a postmortem, a tale of how not to govern. It serves as a warning about how fragile a participatory and responsive democracy is, and how one megalomaniac can upset the whole damn thing. It makes for frustrating but necessary reading.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Party of one This book reveals how Stephen Harper has undermined the Conservative party and dismantled treasured Canadian institutions. A good read of bad business.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must Read before the next Canadian Election This book covers Harper before his election as Prime Minister as well as his term in office up until this point. It brings together all of the issues that Canadians forget they had with this guy. It defines his operating - management style and will really open your eyes. This guy is absolutely scary in the control that he exerts over over our elected MPs. If you've ever wondered about his motivation and micro-management of everyone under his control - he controls it all, it's his way, or the highway. Think your elected MPs have any say in decsion making, think again. King Harper rules the government! This book is great, read it before the next election.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Party of one This book totally frustrated me, the author has a total bias and only tells the points from one side. I closed the book two thirds through and would request my money back if I could. I believe books should tell both sides of the point and let the reader make you there mind.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read the book and then decide ..... A fascinating exercise in either a) pulling one man and his beliefs apart or b) investigative journalism aimed at uncovering the very dark side of a despotic party leader. Brought together in one book are examples of how you can say one thing - present a good, fair, trustworthy and desirable image of what you want to do when you are elected - then do entirely another and yet, somehow, the public does not notice. Plenty of evidence is presented, much of it widely known and already disseminated through the media. A selection of known and respected Canadian characters express their views in one-on-one interviews with the author. The author states that 'others' were too afraid of consequences to want to be named. The author himself has a track record of solid investigative journalism. Whether you agree or disagree with the content, this is an absolute must-read - preferably before you go out and vote in the 2015 federal election.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Dark Side of Stephen Harper An absolute must read book before the 2015 federal election for every Canadian. Stephen Harper has dismantled many laws in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms and will continue to do so through omnibus bills. Each chapter is detailed and easy to read. After reading this book, you will see the dark side of one very dangerous Prime Minister!
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heels and Heroes The book Party of One written by Michael Harris unveils extensive lists of heels and heroes. I recommend Canadians read this book and decide which list they would like their name associated with, and act accordingly.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic! EVERY Canadian should read this book. It describes what is really going on behind the scene in Canadian politics and it's an ugly, ugly picture. It's extremely well written and easy to read. It explains the details and links about the unbelievable evils of the Harper government. It shows how democracy is being undermined and how the Canadian public is being manipulated. Please read it!!!!
Date published: 2014-11-12

Editorial Reviews

"A devastating critique of Canada's present government.... Party of One, is bracing reading."--Toronto Star

"A thorough, well-researched story on Harper's need for control."--Winnipeg Free Press

"Party of One should be the political work of the year.... A necessary read for all interested in political affairs in Canada and its relationship with the world around it.... Powerfully written."--Foreign Policy Journal