Not My Party

Not My Party

The Rise and Fall of Canadian Tories, From Robert Stanfield to Stephen Harper

Book - 2016
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"This outspoken, timely book by former Mulroney Cabinet Minister Tom McMillan indicts Stephen Harper for destroying the historic Canadian Conservative Party while prime minister and party leader, accusing him of turning a force for progressive Canadian values into an American RepublicanƯstyle vehicle for rightƯwing ideologues. Lamenting Harper's hyperpartisan "cult of personality" politics, MacMillan argues the Conservative Party is no longer the enlightened national institution founded by Sir John A. Macdonald and nurtured by successive Tory leaders until the 2003 Reform/Canadian Alliance Party merger. In a crisp, conversational tone, MacMillan contrasts this new brand of Conservatism with Robert Stanfield's 1960s/'70s "politics of thoughtfulness," assessing the impact of Stanfield's legacy on successive Conservative leaders. He urges Conservative progressives to reclaim their party from rightƯwing extremists and revive its commitment to nationƯbuilding and national unity; to re-brand itself, once again, as Progressive Conservative. A fascinating political memoir from a longƯtime Conservative Party insider, Not My Party explores the evolution-or devolution-of Canada's Conservative Party, how backƯroom party politics operates, and political leaders succeed or fail."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia : Nimbus Publishing, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781771084239
Branch Call Number: 971.06 MCM 2016
Characteristics: 600 pages ; 24 cm


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