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

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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 newspaper that broke the story of the abuse of boys at the Mount Cashel Orphanage. His bestselling book, Unholy Orders: Tragedy at Mount Cashel, became a prize-winning documentary. His journalistic work has sparked four separate Royal Commissions of inquiry, including one on the wrongful conviction of an Aboriginal man, Donald Marshall. Harris is the author of eight books, three of which have been made into movies. He currently writes for ipolitics.ca. Online: https://twitter.com/harriswriter

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"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

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