The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, by Paul Wells

By Paul Wells

The definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in strength by way of this country’s such a lot trenchant, influential and mind-blowing political commentator.
Oh, he gained, yet he won’t final. Oh, he might win back yet he won’t get a majority. Oh, his trick bag is emptying speedy, the advertisements are backfiring, the folks are onto him, and shortly his personal social gathering will activate him. And permit me inform you, it couldn’t take place to a nicer man . . .

Despite a relentless barrage of concern and disbelief from his detractors, Stephen Harper is on his strategy to turning into certainly one of 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’ll have stuck as much as Brian Mulroney. irrespective 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 wouldn’t have elected him 3 times. As Wells writes, “He couldn't win elections with no common aid within the land. . . . which means that Harper has what each winning federal chief has had to live on over an extended stretch of time: an excellent realizing of Canada.”

In The Longer I’m leading 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 in addition to readers who can’t think he's nonetheless Canada’s top minister. during this authoritative, attractive and infrequently deeply serious account of the guy, Paul Wells additionally brings us an illuminating portrait of Canadian democracy: “glorious, a bit dented, and free.”

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They showed up at 7:00 pm, but that day’s five kegs were gone already so the team was out of luck. Mitchell says the brewery paid back its $35,000 cost in just twelve weeks and was making the pub $500 per day in clear profit. He brewed all the beer for a while, but after a series of disagreements with his partners, he left at the end of 1982 to join Paul Hadfield and another business partner in setting up a new brewpub on the waterfront in Victoria. That was Spinnakers, which opened in 1984 and is still thriving today while Horseshoe Bay Brewing only lasted for a few years.

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After the turn of the century, the most prominent breweries in the city were the Victoria-Phoenix (after the 1893 merging of Steinberger’s original enterprise, which had changed hands several times already, with Phoenix Brewery) and Silver Spring Brewery, which was founded in 1902 in Vic West. Those two companies dominated the market until 1928 when they were amalgamated under the Coast Breweries banner and began brewing Lucky Lager to compete with Molson and Labatt. Labatt bought Lucky Lager Breweries in 1958.

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