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The Friendly Dictatorship

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Is Canada a dictatorship – albeit a friendly dictatorship? In this thoughtful book, Jeffrey Simpson argues that the Liberal Party’s re-election to a third majority government must raise the question: Is Canada in danger of becoming a de facto one-party state, ruled by an all-powerful leader?

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ebook, 272 pages
Published January 14th 2011 by McClelland & Stewart (first published September 18th 2001)
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Daniel Kukwa
At the time, it pretty much stated the obvious, though in Jeffrey Simpson's extremely readable style. What's more terrifying -- looking back on it -- is how unrecognizable THAT late 90s Canada is from today's Stephen Harper-led gulag of blandness and passive-aggressive psycho-control.
Kyle Giesbrecht
Required reading for a poli sci paper.
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