The Truth about Trudeau by Bob PlamondonFinally, after over 30 years of hagiographies, comes a book that sets the record straight and tells us the truth about Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
In this unprecedented and meticulously researched sweep of the record, Globe and Mail bestselling author Bob Plamondon challenges the conventional wisdom that Trudeau was a great prime minister. With new revelations, fresh insights, and in-depth analysis, Plamondon reveals that the man did not measure up to the myth.
While no one disputes Trudeaus intelligence, toughness, charisma, and the flashes of glamour he brought Canada, in the end the pirouettes were not worth the price.
New book is a fuddle-duddle-seeking missile aimed at shattering the enduring Trudeau myth
Today, nearly 30 years after he left office, and 13 years after his death, the Trudeau mystique endures in many quarters. But for Bob Plamondon, the bloom came off the rose soon after that election. By , he was a young accountant volunteering for a Progressive Conservative candidate in Ottawa, and in he ran for the Tories. He lost but went on to become a successful policy consultant and writer. Continue reading ….
Trudeau rose to prominence as a lawyer, intellectual, and activist in Quebec politics. Pearson's Parliamentary Secretary. In , he was appointed Minister of Justice. Trudeau's outgoing personality caused a media sensation, inspiring " Trudeaumania ", and helped him to win the leadership of the Liberal Party in , when he was appointed Prime Minister of Canada. From the late s until the early s, Trudeau's personality dominated the political scene to an extent never before seen in Canadian political life.
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A new book arriving on the eve of the federal election campaign is offering policy geeks a comprehensive take on whether Justin Trudeau lived up to his vows. At the heart of the page publication — the product of work from two dozen Canadian academics — is an analysis of Liberal pre-election promises and an evaluation of how many have actually been fulfilled since Trudeau's team took office. In short, the experts found that by March of this year Trudeau's government had entirely followed through on about 50 per cent of its pledges, partially delivered on about 40 per cent and had broken roughly 10 per cent. The authors say the book — which also features a deep plunge into the weeds of about a dozen key policy areas — will not only interest wonks, like scholars and journalists, but can serve as a primer for all voters ahead of October's election. The authors say their mission was to create a non-partisan, transparent source of information about pledge fulfilment. For those looking to keep score, the book also provides a historical dimension. Researchers have retroactively examined pledge fulfilment by federal governments dating back to Brian Mulroney's first majority mandate in