Download E-books Harper's Team: Behind the Scenes in the Conservative Rise to Power PDF

Harper's staff fought 4 campaigns in 5 years: management races and nationwide elections. via trial and mistake - and backbone - they discovered to mix the Reform Party's power in grassroots politics with the innovative Conservative services in ads and media kinfolk, whereas concurrently adopting the most recent advances in info and communications technology.

Show description

Read or Download Harper's Team: Behind the Scenes in the Conservative Rise to Power PDF

Similar Canada books

The Long Stretch (The Cape Breton Trilogy, Book 1)

From a proficient storyteller and considered one of Canada’ s most precious newshounds, The lengthy Stretch is a saga of affection and struggle, the tale of these who've "gone away" and people who are forced to stick. in a single apocalyptic evening, John Gillis and his estranged cousin Sextus confront a part century of half-truths and suppositions that experience formed and scarred their lives, their households and their insular Cape Breton neighborhood.

Lady Parts

A hilarious, exciting, and sometimes relocating memoir, from the a number of Tony and Emmy-awarding successful actress and comedienne, and SCTV alum, Andrea Martin even if lights up the small reveal in her new television sequence, operating the Engels, on NBC, or stealing scenes at the monstrous monitor in My substantial fats Greek marriage ceremony and Hedwig and the indignant Inch, or starring at the level in her fresh Tony award profitable position as Berthe in Pippin, Andrea Martin has lengthy entertained audiences together with her hilarious characterizations and heartwarming performances.

101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper

From the mailbox of the leading Minister's workplace for your bookshelf, a listing of greater than a hundred books that each Canadian may still learn. This principally one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest booklet membership on this planet" is a compendium for bibliophiles and people who stick to the Canadian political scene. clever, subversive, signed, sealed, and now to be had to you.


In Punishment, his first novel considering the fact that finishing his lengthy Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a strong exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues whilst ardour replaces cause, in a small city shaken via a sad death.   Forced to retire early from his task as a corrections officer in Kingston detention center, Tony Breau has limped again to the village the place he grew as much as lick his wounds, in basic terms to discover that Dwayne Strickland, a tender con he’d had dealings with in felony is again there too–and once more in hassle.

Extra resources for Harper's Team: Behind the Scenes in the Conservative Rise to Power

Show sample text content

Mark Kihn acquired a few uncomplicated radio advertisements produced and took care of the neighborhood media purchase on behalf of the get together. to provide Doug a few much-needed aid, a variety of get together staffers volunteered for per week or to assist within the neighborhood crusade workplace. Later within the crusade, van a great deal of volunteers went all the way down to aid with door knocking and GOTV. Devin Iverson used his stripped-down predictive dialer to establish a voter identification and GOTV attempt in Ottawa, utilizing neighborhood volunteers. One aspect profit was once that Devin and Doug have been capable of try micro-targeting and voter touch tools that later turned staples of our flooring campaigning in nationwide elections Stephen visited Perth-Middlesex 5 times,44 and different caucus individuals additionally went there often. Stephen even authorized protecting a Canadian Alliance caucus assembly in Stratford whereas he introduced his kinfolk alongside to have fun his daughter Rachel’s birthday; yet an ice typhoon became the logistics right into a nightmare, after which Chuck Cadman sat on Rachel’s birthday cake and Jenni Byrne shouted at him whereas the television cameras rolled. Even except that farce, the application of getting such a lot of MPs stopover at the using used to be questionable. precious volunteer time is fed on in assembly and pleasing vacationing dignitaries – time that will be greater spent knocking on doorways or manning mobile banks. additionally, sending such a lot of caucus individuals to Perth-Middlesex raised the stakes psychologically. MPs started to imagine that this needs to relatively be a tremendous conflict in the event that they have been being despatched there to assist. It was once dicy to elevate the stakes this fashion after we couldn't verify of controlling the result. with out Doug Finley’s efforts, we'd good have accomplished fourth, at the back of not just the computers and Liberals, but in addition the hot Democrats. Doug, although, controlled to discover a few volunteers, either from inside and out of doors the driving, and to set a decent floor crusade in movement. yet simply as we have been commencing to construct a few momentum, our possibilities of completing greater than 3rd have been annoyed whilst, on 1 might, the neighborhood press published a letter concerning the Kyoto Accord that Marian had released within the Calgary solar on five September 2002. The major minister, she wrote, “just desires to do what’s politically expedient, as traditional, and as ordinary the unthinking lots in Ontario are in contract. ” She additionally went directly to say, “But what do i do know, I’m so out of the loop that i really joined the Canadian Alliance and have become president of our using organization. i believe I dwell within the unsuitable a part of Canada. ”45 She may have survived re-publication of the letter if she have been a well known long term resident of Perth-Middlesex; yet, for somebody from outdoors the driving who was once simply getting familiar, the impact was once devastating. while Marian had first been nominated, we had performed competition study on her and had given her neighborhood crusade a dossier together with this letter. yet with the changeover in administration, the data by no means reached Doug Finley, so he had no process for blunting the letter’s undesirable results. as though that used to be now not undesirable sufficient, there has been one other flub round the related time at a well-attended all-candidates debate.

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 8 votes