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Harperland - The Politics of Control

Lawrence Martin

Harperland, the story Stephen Harper’s first four years in power, soared to the top of the best-seller lists in the first week it was out. Peter C. Newman called it “A book of revelations...This is Stephen Harper unplugged.” Don Martin of The National Post declared that it was an excellent book that provides insights, which the Prime Minister could well learn from. In Harperland, 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. Published by Post Hypnotic Press Inc. Distrubited by Big Happy Family LLC.

Harperland, the story Stephen Harper’s first four years in power, soared to the top of the best-seller lists in the first week it was out. Peter C. Newman called it “A book of revelations...This is Stephen Harper unplugged.” Don Martin of The National Post declared that it was an excellent book that provides insights, which the Prime Minister could well learn from. In Harperland, 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. Published by Post Hypnotic Press Inc. Distrubited by Big Happy Family LLC.
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Harperland, the story Stephen Harper’s first four years in power, soared to the top of the best-seller lists in the first week it was out. Peter C. Newman called it “A book of revelations...This is Stephen Harper unplugged.” Don Martin of The National Post declared that it was an excellent book that provides insights, which the Prime Minister could well learn from. In Harperland, 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. Published by Post Hypnotic Press Inc. Distrubited by Big Happy Family LLC.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Puttonen

Length:

9h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

43:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:32