The History of Canada Series - The Last Act: Pierre Trudeau
The Gang Of Eight And The Fight For Canada
What happened that day still reverberates. It severed the last important link to Canada’s colonial past. It guaranteed individual liberty and minority rights in the future. It gave ownership of the constitution to Canadians. But it came at a price.
In The Last Act, Ron Graham delivers a vivid account of the fractious debates and secret negotiations, based on newly uncovered documents and the candid recollections of many of the key participants.
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Alberta also stepped forward to take Quebec ’s side in combating Ottawa. Politics has seldom seen stranger bedfellows than the stiff conservative from Calgary and the slovenly social democrat from the Gaspé. Circumstances made them as tight as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They had a...
“Gripping ... authoritative ... a superb job ... a fine work of scholarship that is also a wonderful read for anyone interested in understanding the political forces in play during those turbulent four days.” - Literary Review of Canada