Susan Delacourt talks about her book Shopping For Votes: How Politicians Choose Us And We Choose Them and why it’s a bad thing when political parties treat voters like they’re morons.
For more than 40 years, Don Newman was a reporter and one of the best-known on the Hill. He talks about his life and career in his new book, Welcome To The Broadcast and offers his take on the media today.
Thomas King talks about his book, The Inconvenient Indian, a remarkable narrative of native culture, policy, and history in North America. It’s also a powerful reality check.
Greg Malone uncovers a radically different version of the history of Newfoundland’s entry into Confederation in his new book, Don’t Tell The Newfoundlanders.
Maclean’s magazine journalist Michael Petrou talks about his new book, Is This Your First War?
Robert Semrau was charged with second degree murder of a grievously wounded Taliban soldier in Afghanistan in 2008. He was later found not guilty of murder, but guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer and discharged from the Canadian Forces in 2010. Today, he talks about his experience with The Hill Times.
Toronto native Rob Stewart talks about his documentary films Sharkwater, Revolution, and his new book, Saving Humanity.
John Meisel, the man Peter C. Newman calls a ‘national treasure with a Morovian accent,’ talks about his illustrious career and his life.
Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government co-author Lori Turnbull argues for more written checks and constraints on the Prime Minister of Canada, for the sake of the House of Commons.
Don Lenihan argues for much greater citizen engagement in an increasingly complex world.
Peter C. Newman says the Liberal Party is isolated, has no leader, no power base, no money, no natural allies, no leverage as a third party, and no policies. Liberals say they have problems, but they will return.
Former NDP MP Bill Blaikie, a United Church minister, talks about managing religious belief in the public square and says not everyone who has religious faith in politics is on the right.
Allan Fotheringham says he was inspired by Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe. That explains it.
Former NDP MP Dennis Gruending looks at political ideologies and tactics of religious conservatives and progressives in his new book
Author and Hill journalist Mark Bourrie talks about his new book The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada’s Media in World War Two, and why the number of Canadian journalists today who can actually understand and analyse military affairs ‘could fit around a kitchen table.’
Canadian peace activist James Loney talks about his new book, Captivity: 118 Days in Iraq and The Struggle For a World Without War.
Bill Rowe, author of The War With Ottawa: The Inside Story By a Hired Gun, takes a 'warts-and-all' look at former Newfoundland premier Danny Williams' fight with prime minister Paul Martin for $2-billion, what was called the Atlantic Accord Crisis in 2004
Author and columnist Lawrence Martin says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has no respect for the democratic process, is a 'low-road operator,' but is also a Conservative success story.
But author Terry Fallis, a former Liberal Hill staffer, who just released his book The High Road, the sequel to his Stephen Leacock Humour Award-winning The Best Laid Plans, says there should be more of it today.
Fearful Symmetry author Brian Lee Crowley says as the baby boom generation withdraws from the workforce and Quebec's bargaining power declines, over the next 50 years Canada will become more concerned with labour shortages, immigration issues, the growth
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.