Harperland by Lawrence Martin audiobook

Harperland: The Politics of Control

By Lawrence Martin
Read by Michael Puttonen

Hypnotic Press 9780670065172
9.25 Hours Unabridged
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After four years in power, Stephen Harper’s governance comes under the microscope of prominent Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin. Focusing on the growth of executive power under Harper and drawing on interviews with prominent insiders, Martin probes the smearing of opponents, the silencing of the public and diplomatic service, the secrecy, the prorogations, the unprecedented centralizing of power, and the attempted muzzling of the media. He examines controversies such as the existence of a secret dirty-tricks handbook, the Chuck Cadman affair, campaign financing, the dismissal of nuclear power head Linda Keen, the Afghan detainees cover-up, the turning of access-to-information laws into barricades to information, and more—and lets readers draw their own conclusions. Tough but balanced, Harperland offers a clear picture of a skilled politician at a crucial point in Canadian politics.

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After four years in power, Stephen Harper’s governance comes under the microscope of prominent Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin. Focusing on the growth of executive power under Harper and drawing on interviews with prominent insiders, Martin probes the smearing of opponents, the silencing of the public and diplomatic service, the secrecy, the prorogations, the unprecedented centralizing of power, and the attempted muzzling of the media.

He examines controversies such as the existence of a secret dirty-tricks handbook, the Chuck Cadman affair, campaign financing, the dismissal of nuclear power head Linda Keen, the Afghan detainees cover-up, the turning of access-to-information laws into barricades to information, and more—and lets readers draw their own conclusions. Tough but balanced, Harperland offers a clear picture of a skilled politician at a crucial point in Canadian politics.

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Author Bio: Lawrence Martin

Author Bio: Lawrence Martin

Lawrence Martin is a Canadian journalist and author of several books on Canadian politics. Born in 1948 and raised in Hamilton, he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from that city’s McMaster University in 1969, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University in 1983. Martin has spent many years at the Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail where he began as a sports reporter in 1974. He served as the newspaper’s Washington, DC, bureau chief from 1978 to 1981, and as Moscow bureau chief from 1985 to 1988. He was then national affairs columnist for the Southam chain until July 2001. Now living in Ottawa and a columnist for the Globe and Mail, Martin also writes an occasional column for the Quebec daily La Presse and appears frequently on Canadian television and radio as a political commentator.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English