Full Circle: Death and Resurrection in Canadian Conservative Politics (Key Porter, 2006) is a new book by conservative insider and public policy specialist, Bob Plamondon. Recently, he talked with Joseph Planta about the book, that for the first time sets forth a definitive account of the events that lead to the rebirth of the Conservative Party of Canada. He discussed the players involved, Stephen Harper, Peter MacKay, Preston Manning, Joe Clark, Belinda Stronach, and Brian Mulroney.
|Full Circle: Death and Resurrection in Canadian Conservative Politics by Bob Plamondon; Foreward by Lawrence Martin. (Key Porter, 2006)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
This is the Planta: On the Line program here at THECOMMENTARY.CA.
There are a number of contributions to the library of Canadian political books this fall. One, Full Circle: Death and Resurrection in Canadian Conservative Politics , sets forth for the first time a definitive account of the events that lead to the bust up of the Progressive Conservative Party, the backstage machinations that lead to the rebirth of the Conservative Party and ‘Canada’s New Government,’ and the events in-between. The book, $36.95 from Key Porter, is written by Conservative insider, and one of Canada’s leading public policy specialists, Bob Plamondon, who joins me this morning. Incidentally, it has a forward written by Lawrence Martin. On its cover are Preston Manning, Stephen Harper, and Peter MacKay. Their photos are mounted on the telling photograph of Brian Mulroney and Joe Clark. We’ll talk to the author about these five figures have affected not only Conservative politics and their parties, but also Canadian political history so. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Bob Plamondon; Good morning, Mr. Plamondon.
Full Circle’s website: http://fullcircleconservative.blogspot.com/