Rogue in Power: Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth by Christian Nadeau

Rogue in Power: Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth

byChristian Nadeau, Robert Chodos, Eric Hamovitch...

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Canada has always been known as a good place to live: a tolderant, prosperous, stable country that treats its citizens fairly and protects the weakest in society. Yet during the past seven years, it has started to change into a harder, more mean-spirited place. What is going on?

According to political scientist Christian Nadeau, this transformation is being engineered by Stephen Harper and the neo-con ideologues around him. The Conservatives have a clear agenda that they are implementing step by step. It is a well-planned and organized attack on justice and democracy as we have understood them to date.

Nadeau looks at how Harper and the Tories are systematically dismantling political, social, and cultural institutions--and with them, traditions and values--that many Canadians hold dear. He analyzes the wide range of actions and decisions that reflect this program: proroguing Parliament, appointing right-leaning judges, promoting a law-and-order agenda, trying to gut the gun registry, preventing the collection of impartial data through the Census, and shutting down social programs.

Rogue in Power is a compelling exploration of how Canada is being refashioned in broad daylight.

CHRISTIAN NADEAU is a professor at Université de Montréal, where he teaches philosophy and political ethics. He has published many articles and books, including Republicanism: History, Theory, and Practice.
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Title:Rogue in Power: Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by StealthFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 4, 2011Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1552777316

ISBN - 13:9781552777312

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Why Does It Matter?
Hard Right Turn
The Road to Serfdom?
Reviewing the History 
Philosophical Explorations
The Origin of a Species: The Civitas Speech
A New Leviathan
Our Social Contract

2 Harper’s Assault on Democracy
The ABCs of Good Government
Did You Say Minority?
Prorogation as a Fine Art
The Census
The Appointment of Judges
The Senate

3 Security over Fredom
Controlling Parliamentary Committees
Fighting Freedom of Expression
An Obsession with Security
Discipline and, Above All, Punish
The Gun Registry

4 Harper and Fredom of Conscience
Religion
Sexuality
Abortion
Arts and Science

5 Harper and Social Justice
The Economy
Federalism and Resource Distribution
Poverty
The Status of Women
Aboriginal Issues
The Environment

6 Harper and International Justice 
International Assistance
Losing the North?
Iraq
Is Harper Truly a Friend of Israel?
Afghanistan
The Torture of Afghan Prisoners
A Child Soldier: Omar Khadr
The UN Security Council and Canadian Diplomacy

Conclusion

Acknowledgements
Notes
Index

Editorial Reviews

"It is clear that Nadeau believes critically thinking democrats will reject the impositional nature of Harper?s social conservatism and join those who oppose the Conservative government....[the author reminds us to be cautious, to take a closer look at Stephen Harper and reflect on evidence of threats to our parliamentary democracy or policy changes that represent fundamental breaks from Canadian traditions. In this, [he does his readers a service."