Category Archives: Political Book

George Smitherman: Unconventional Candour (206)

This is a wonderful memoir about George Smitherman.  His memoir is honest and showcases the type of man he really is. George Smitherman had modest beginnings. And yet he rose to become one of the most powerful politicians in Ontario … Continue reading

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Jean Chretien: My Stories, My Times Translated by Shiela Fischman and Donald Winkler (138)

Jean Chretien was always a political figure who fascinated me. I grew up in Quebec during a time of great political unrest. There was something about Chretien that intrigued me. In this collection of short stories published twenty-five years after … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau: The Natural Heir (44)

This is a wonderful book by a well-known journalist, Huguette Young. She is a long-time journalist on Parliament Hill. She writes very well and clearly and she is a joy to read. However, her subject matter is even more joyous. … Continue reading

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Human Rights in Canada (124)

Rights talk in Canada has evolved dramatically in recent history. In the past, Canadians largely defined rights as civil liberties, which meant the rights to free speech, association, assembly, religion, press, due process, and voting. Rhetoric surroundings discrimination as late … Continue reading

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Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Mass Revolution(79)

John Stack does a splendid and scholarly job of discussing how one of the most respected newspapers in North America reinvented itself. In this age of digital papers, it easy for many newspapers to slip into a terrible conundrum. But … Continue reading

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A Poppy Is To Remember (45)

This is a GREAT picture book by a Canadian Author with a timely message.  It is just about Remembrance Day here in Canada, and this book will show kids of all ages the meaning of the beautiful red poppy that … Continue reading

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The Morning After (25)

This is an informative book about the 1995 Quebec Referendum. I remember those days vividly, despite the fact that I was living in Ontario at that time. It was a year with historical overtones that were not seen often in … Continue reading

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