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

October 21, 2014|
Party Of One: Stephen Harper And Canada's Radical Makeover by Michael Harris
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A scathing indictment 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 Harper’s policies, instincts, and the often breathtaking gap between his stated political principles and his practices.

 

 Harris 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 keeping the facts from Canadians, it was in inventing them. Harper himself provided the key confabulations, and they are irrefutably (and unapologetically) on the public record from the last election. This is no longer a matter of partisan debate, but a fact Canadians must interpret for what it may signify.

 

Harris illustrates how Harper has made war on every independent source of information in Canada since coming to power. Party of One is about a man with a well-defined and growing enemies list of those not wanted on the voyage: union members, scientists, diplomats, environmentalists, First Nations peoples, and journalists.

 

 Against the backdrop of a Conservative commitment to transparency and accountability, Harris exposes the ultra-secrecy, non-compliance, and dismissiveness of this prime minister. And with the Conservative majority in Parliament, the law is simple: what one man, the PM, says, goes.

 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. ...
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Title:Party Of One: Stephen Harper And Canada's Radical Makeover
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:544 pages, 9.32 X 6.23 X 1.78 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 9.32 X 6.23 X 1.78 in
Published:October 21, 2014
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780670067015

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