French Kiss: Stephen Harper's Blind Date with Quebec

French Kiss: Stephen Harper's Blind Date with QuebecChantal H Bert S First Book Is Both A Post Mortem Of The Canadian Federation That Died On January 23, 2006, The Night Of The Last Federal Election, As Well As A Brilliant Examination Of Our Changing Political Future, One That Involves Living With Quebec Rather Than Just Wooing It On That Night, Award Winning Political Writer And Broadcaster Chantal H Bert Stood In A Calgary Convention Hall With 2,000 Alberta Conservatives, Who Were Raucously Cheering The Election Of Ten Tory MPs From Quebec The Conservatives Would Not Have Gotten Their Man In Office Without Quebec, And Now The Future Success Of The Harper Government Hinges On Turning This One Night Stand Into A Long Term Relationship.More Than Ten Years Ago, The Quebec Alberta Coalition Cobbled Together By Brian Mulroney Dissolved, Leading To The Births Of The Bloc Qu Becois And The Reform Party As A Result, Alberta And Quebec Took Their Marbles Out Of Federal Play, And Ontario Got To Run Canada.Have We Now Come Full Circle By The Time This Book Is Published, The Liberal Party Of Canada May Have Morphed Into The Liberal Party Of Ontario Or Toronto And The Canadian Left Will Have Chosen A Camp In Preparation For A Decisive Federal Election Battle.Provocative And Always Worth Listening To, Chantal H Bert Is At Her Savvy And Insightful Best In French Kiss No Canadian Can Be Truly Informed On The Subject Of Canadian Politics Without The Benefit Of Her Non Partisan Commentary. First of all A LOUD HUZZAH AND A BIG HURRAH for the Leominster Public Library for be able to get this book from a Library in Orono, Maine I heard and saw this lady on Canadian TV Sunday Noc on the program Touts Monde En Parle This journalist has just released a new book titled The Morning AfterThe 1995 Quebec Referendum and the day that almost was Its about politics.Canadian.Quebecan Politics this book. The French Kiss is a definite good read..a hootreally..the machinations foisted on the electoral folk of Canada and Quebec makes for some nightmarish viewsThe attempted,,,,successful or otherwise of having the voters behave a certain way is revolting The politicos viewing the happenings of Europe.i.e Serbia..Ruwanda.Sarajevocast a fearful pall over what could or could not happen This lady writes with behind the scenes wallpapering that is nothing less than stunning For
Although she did not intend for this book to develop the background as the why the Liberal Party crashed and burned, Hebert s knowledge of Canadian politics did just that for me With jems like, On January 23, 2006, every sovereignist chicken came home to roost in Stephen Harper s hen house, 50 I couldn t help but enjoy Hebert s commentary on Harper s rise in Quebec in the 2006 election Even though the NDP took over, I think that Hebert s book was an excellent read for anyone interested in Canadian politics, especially if you want a better understanding of the history of the Canada Quebec relationship.Hebert s writing style is light and it almost feels like she is in the living room chatting with you, instead of trying to write over you I have to admit that I love watching her on TV on the CBC because she is extremely intelligent and very well
Interesting book Like so many, it gets dated quickly The history is good the predictions are, well, who could ve seen the last six years in politics Although the section on how the Conservative government will mean the end of pork barrel politics because Quebec has no taste for it was, well, optimistic to say the least Ms Hebert absolutely knows her stuff, and the insight into both Quebec attitudes and the unofficial Alberta Quebec coalitions of the past explained so much to me.Also, if you, say, moved to Canada in 2007, this is an excellent book for filling in the gap in your historical knowledge for about 1986 2006 It s interesting how many of the things I think of as just how Canada is mostly involving a weak federal government and very strong provinces are a relatively new thing The writing gets clunky at times, and there are so many mixed metaphors and little bits that could ve used a bit of editing But undernea
For those millennials who were in high school and college while this part of Canadian political history unfolded around them, unawares and not yet part of the vote, this is a perfect fill for the gaps I have so much respect for a non partisan political writer in this day and age This book fostered understanding in me than most of my high school education I would love to see literature like thi
A most interesting read almost 10 years after publication, inspired by the 2006 federal election that ended the Liberal party s Natural Governing Party rule, and in view of political changes that have occurred since th
It wasn t bad, but I should have read it before Harper got his majority and the NDP swept Quebec in the last federal election The Liberals come across as a pretty dysfunctional party So Harper s blind date with Quebec is not so much about what he s done right, but how much h
if you want to know how stephen harper leveraged quebec in his 2006 election win, this is a good book for you.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • French Kiss: Stephen Harper's Blind Date with Quebec
  • Chantal Hébert
  • English
  • 04 May 2018
  • 9780676979077