Cycling Into Saigon

Cycling Into Saigon

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The essence of democracy is the peaceful and legitimate transfer ofgovernment. In 1995 in Ontario, the omens for a successful transitionweren't promising. Almost no one had expected Mike Harris'sCommon Sense Revolution to catapult his Progressive Conservatives fromthird-party obscurity to victory in the June election. The Harrismanifesto declared its intention to dismantle almost every policy ofthe defeated NDP administration of Bob Rae. Weeks of confrontation andconfusion seemed inevitable. Yet, as Cameron and White compellinglydescribe, the transition was a surprising success, involving necessaryco-operation between political mortal enemies. Cycling intoSaigon has important lessons for everyone involved or interestedin this key stage of the electoral process, wherever it takes place.100S. vii. 11. \Ul. 102; election victory, 1999, 142; emphasis on pagt;olicy implementation, 74-5; fundraising by, 80; leadership of ... See also Public service Public Guardian Trustee, 128 Public Policy Forum: on Agnew appointment as cabinetanbsp;...

Title:Cycling Into Saigon
Author:David R. Cameron, Graham White
Publisher:UBC Press - 2001-05-01


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