Losing Confidence

Losing Confidence

Power, Politics, and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy

Book - 2009
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A ringing manifesto for change from Canada's Green Party leader and Activist.

We Canadians are waking up from our long political slumber to realize that there will not be change unless we insist upon it. We have a presidential-style prime minister without the checks and balances of either the US or the Canadian systems. Attack ads run constantly, backbenchers and cabinet ministers alike are muzzled, committees are deadlocked, and civility has disappeared from the House of Commons. In Losing Confidence , Elizabeth May outlines these and other problems of our political system, and offers inspiring solutions to the dilemmas we face.

"We no longer behead people in Canada, but Stephen Harper's coup d'état cannot be allowed to stand, not least because of the precedent. Any future government can now slip the leash of democracy in the same way. This is how constitutions fail." - Ronald Wright
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009
ISBN: 9780771057601
0771057601
Branch Call Number: 971.073 May 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 268 p

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sadmarvin
Apr 27, 2015

A great reminder that politics doesn't need to be as divisive as it is. No matter which party you support, you'll find a lot of things you agree with in here, and lots of food for thought.

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DEWLine
Jun 01, 2012

No arguments here. It was definitely worth the time, and echoes several of my own concerns as of May-June 2012. I suspect the author wishes that it had not aged as well as it has.

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Maiseach
Jun 11, 2009

A must read for every Canadian!

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