Power Trap

Power Trap

How Fear and Loathing Between New Democrats and Liberals Keep Stephen Harper in Power-- and What Can Be Done About It

Book - 2012
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Everyone in Canada knows that in 2011 the Harper Conservatives won a majority with a minority of votes. Everyone sees that if the opposition parties figured out a way to work together, they'd have an excellent chance of beating the Tories next time. Yet the possibility of a coalition or a merger keeps slipping away. This book shows how the ambitions, animosities, and hidden agendas of opposition politicians and parties stand in the way of Canadians getting the kind of government that a majority of Canadians vote for. Paul Adams is an associate professor of journalism and communications at Carleton University, and a veteran of CBC Television's The National, CBC Radio, and the Globe and Mail. His specialty is political reporting, and he has been posted in the Middle East, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. Formerly he worked for EKOS Research, where he managed political polling conducted for the Toronto Star, La Presse, and the CBC. He is author of Summer of the Heart: Saving Alexandre, which was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust biography prize in 2004. Publisher's note.
Publisher: Toronto : Lorimer, 2012
Description: 290 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781459402706
Branch Call Number: 971.073 Ada


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