Dead Centre : Hope, Possibility and Unity for Canadian Progressives

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-27
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Some say the environment will be this century's health-care conundrum. Canadians are waking up from our Liberal hegemony mirage and finding out that we're not the progressive country they told us we were. And now, a country that stayed out of Iraq and embraced equal marriage has a neo-conservative PM-and a Liberal emissions record that's worse than that of George W. Bush.

Author Biography

Jamey Heath has has a front-row seat to changing progressive politics, both inside and outside political parties. On Parliament Hill, he was research and communications director for the NDP caucus after working in both the environmental and labour movements. he was a regular commentator on politics on television and in print while working for the NDP. He now lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Minority Parliament and the 2006 Election
To and From a Dingy Roomp. 11
"The Budget's Priorities are Conservative Ones"p. 25
Scandal Costs Us the Blocp. 33
Omigod!p. 43
Tom d'Aquino Asks for His Money Backp. 51
The Pantomime Victoryp. 57
Pressure from Montreal's Gay Villagep. 65
Trudeau and the Troglodytesp. 73
John A. Macdonald, Rene Levesque and the Racep. 81
Events in a Progressive Summerp. 95
Ghosts of Springs Pastp. 101
A Clumsy Dancep. 115
The Winter Guillotine Fallsp. 123
Class War: Tories versus Tommyp. 133
Seven Elections that Write Politics' New Rules
The Hegemony Miragep. 151
Go Westp. 177
Wrong Kind of Blue Statep. 189
Alberta and the Betamax Lessonp. 203
The No Logo Dividep. 217
Andre Boisclair's Global Generationp. 235
No More Crumbsp. 249
Rethinking Progressivep. 265
Appendixp. 275
Acknowledgementsp. 279
Indexp. 281
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