By Michael Harris

ISBN-10: 0670067016

ISBN-13: 9780670067015

In social gathering of 1, investigative journalist Michael Harris heavily examines the bulk govt of a primary minister primarily unchecked by way of the competition and empowered via the overall election victory of could 2011. Harris seems to be at Harper’s rules, instincts, and the usually breathtaking hole among his said political ideas and his practices.

Harris argues that Harper is greater than a grasp of controlling info: he's a profoundly anti-democratic determine. within the F-35 debacle, the government’s sin wasn’t simply retaining the proof from Canadians, it was once in inventing them.

Harper himself supplied the foremost confabulations, and they're irrefutably (and unapologetically) at the public list from the final election. this can be not a question of partisan debate, yet a truth Canadians needs to interpret for what it might probably signify.

Harris illustrates how Harper has made struggle on each self sufficient resource of data in Canada on account that coming to power.Party of Oneis a couple of guy with a well-defined and turning out to be enemies record of these no longer sought after at the voyage: union individuals, scientists, diplomats, environmentalists, First countries peoples, and journalists.

Against the backdrop of a Conservative dedication to transparency and responsibility, Harris exposes the ultra-secrecy, non-compliance, and dismissiveness of this leading minister. And with the Conservative majority in Parliament, the legislation is easy: what one guy, the PM, says, is going.

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How deliciously you could paint him—it would make fascinating reading,—the sort that makes a reader laugh & cry at the same time, for Orion is as good & as ridiculous a soul as ever was. We thought we were going to lose our little Clara yesterday, but the danger is gone, to-day, apparently. Ah, to think of Bayard Taylor! It is too sad to talk about. I was so glad there was not a single sting & so many good praiseful words in the Atlantic’s criticism of Deukalion. Love to you all Yrs Ever Mark. Ï We remain here till middle of March.

Yes, we calculate upon returning to America next August & to Hartford in October. Yrs Truly S. L. Clemens Ï 1879—page 20 To Orion Clemens 9 February 1879 • Munich, Germany (MS: CU-MARK and CtHMTH, #01631) Munich, Feb. 9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 My Dear Bro— I enclose $25 draft for $25 on Hartford. I shall be sincerely glad to hear that you[r] success meets your highest expectations. But I want to caution you earnestly as to one thing.

When that day comes the tramps will as soon go to any other place beginning with H as Hartford. Meaning short-syllable places beginning with H. I wish an experienced tramp would reform; & expose the means by which tramps acquire their surprisingly minute & accurate information about the inside affairs of families. I have in mind the French tramp whom I spoke of a while ago. A young American lady who is visiting us,—I will call her Miss Jones, though that is really not her name,—goes to Madame B.

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