Open and Shut: Why America Has Barack Obama, and Canada Has Stephen Harper

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Last November America elected its first black president. Canada, too, went to the polls that month. The difference for the two nations was remarkable: Americans had a clear choice between an indecisive, has-been who represented at best more of the same and a progressive, eloquent, African American, the first ever black presidential candidate. As Ibbitson remarks, "What were Canadians being offered? An overweight economist who couldn't offer an honest smile to save his life, and a backpacking political scientist whose ...

Open and Shut: Why America Has Barack Obama, and Canada Has Stephen Harper 2009, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780771043185

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