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ISBN 10: 1551642557 / ISBN 13: 9781551642550
Published by Black Rose Books, 2005
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Title: The Return of the Trojan Horse: Alberta and ...

Publisher: Black Rose Books

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition: Good

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<p>A Right-wing populist, in an oil-rich province, Ralph Klein has been a one-man wrecking crew, dismantling Alberta&#x2019;s public sector and remaking the province into a freewheeling, capitalist paradise. This book re-examines Klein&#x2019;s Alberta after a decade of deficit-slashing, tax--cutting -conservatism.</p><p>First elected in 1993 on a platform of &#x201c;common sense revolution,&#x201d; a decade later Ralph Klein&#x2019;s Conservative party remains in power, but the gloss is off its &#x201c;revolution.&#x201d; Deficits and debt have been eliminated, but new problems and new issues have arisen, such as energy deregulation and water shortages. Efforts to export the revolution&#x2014;to remake Canada in Alberta&#x2019;s image&#x2014;have stalled, with the defeat of the Harris Conservatives in Ontario and the collapse of the Reform and Alliance parties federally. Meanwhile, at the worldwide level, neo--liberal globalization&#x2014;all the rage in the early &#x2019;90s&#x2014;is now in retreat, replaced by war, threats of terrorism and growing economic instability.</p><p><i>The Return of the Trojan Horse</i> examines the long-term lessons of the Klein revolution and suggest where Alberta and Canada may be headed in the next decade. An original compilation of critical essays on Alberta&#x2019;s policies, written by some of Alberta&#x2019;s (and Canada&#x2019;s) best authors who come from a wide spectrum of viewpoints and backgrounds, all blending insight with journalistic flair.</p><p>&#x201c;Peel away the careful packaging of the Klein government&#x2019;s record and what have you got? This book tells the story. Facts, clear prose, and the courage to tell it straight make it essential reading.&#x201d;&#x2014;<i>Canadian Forum</i></p><p><b>Trevor Harrison</b> is currently an associate professor at the University of Lethbridge and research director for the Parkland Institute, an Alberta-based think tank dedicated to examining public policy issues. He is the author of <i>Of Passionate Intensity: Right-Wing Populism and the Reform Party of Canada</i> and <i>Requiem for a Lightweight: Stockwell Day and Image Politics</i>.</p>

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Trevor Harrison is currently an associate professor at the University of Lethbridge and research director for the Parkland Institute, an Alberta-based think tank dedicated to examining public policy issues. He is the author of Of Passionate Intensity: Right-Wing Populism and the Reform Party of Canada and Requiem for a Lightweight: Stockwell Day and Image Politics.

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