THE CLAIRE FOSS JOURNAL
ONE BIG PARTY
Publication Date: October 18, 2003
What is to be done? The conclusion is obvious: Canada should chart its own course, abandon the neo-conservative consensus and restore Canada to a place of prosperity. Rather than ‘unite the right,’ the war-cry of many Canadian politicians, Hellyer seeks to ‘unite the rest’ to oppose the insidious creep of market fundamentalist values.
Hellyer, one of Canada’s most respected politicians, recalls a time when Canadians pursued excellence, independence and prosperity – prosperity for all Canadians, not simply the wealthiest few. Hellyer recalls a time when leaders did something other than simply cut taxes for the rich – a time when governments invested in essential services for all its citizens. Yet, One Big Party is not simply a critique of 20 years of Canadian decline; indeed, Hellyer argues that we have a unique opportunity to set things right and make Canada a world leader once again.
One Big Party is a spirited defense of an independent Canada. But more than that, it is a call to arms. Hellyer urges the formation of a big new broadly-based progressive pro-Canada party which would provide a real alternative to a Liberal regime content to sit idly by while Canada drifts further and further towards impotence and mediocrity.
Mel Hurtig, one of Canada’s most dynamic nationalists, writes: “This is an excellent book. Paul Hellyer lists the many very important reasons why the current proposals for further economic and military integration with the U.S. would be a fatal route for Canada.”
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