Rogue in Power

Rogue in Power

Why Stephen Harper Is Remaking Canada by Stealth

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: Toronto : Lorimer, c2011.
ISBN: 9781552777305
Branch Call Number: 971.073 Nad
Characteristics: 159 pages


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Aug 21, 2015

A brief, readable account of the rule of Stephen Harper from 2006 through 2010. The author looks at how the Harper government has managed Parliament, shifted the balance between freedom and national security, moved legislation to the 'right' on many social issues, and adopted an 'aggressive' foreign policy. The book has endnotes and an index but no bibliography.

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Aug 21, 2015

'... authority, not truth, makes law .... This motto could have been the call to arms for today's Conservatives." (p. 35)


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