By Paul Wells
The definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in strength through this country's so much trenchant, influential and marvelous political commentator.
Despite a relentless barrage of concern and disbelief from his detractors, Stephen Harper is on his solution to changing into one in all Canada's most important leading ministers. He has already been in energy longer than Lester B. Pearson and John Diefenbaker. through 2015, and the top of this majority time period, he will have stuck as much as Brian Mulroney. regardless of the ups and downs, the triumphs and the self-inflicted wounds, Harper has been relocating to construct the Canada he wants--the Canada an important percentage of Canadian electorate wish or they would not have elected him thrice. As Wells writes, "He couldn't win elections with no frequent aid within the land. . . . which implies that Harper has what each winning federal chief has had to live on over a protracted stretch of time: an outstanding realizing of Canada."
In The Longer i am major Minister, Paul Wells explores simply what Harper's knowing of Canada is, and who he speaks for within the nationwide dialog. He explains Harper not just to Harper supporters but additionally to readers who cannot think he's nonetheless Canada's leading minister. during this authoritative, attractive and occasionally deeply severe account of the guy, Paul Wells additionally brings us an illuminating portrait of Canadian democracy: "glorious, a bit dented, and free."