GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Reviews of "The Truth About Trudeau"

Don't miss our important book launch of "The Truth About Trudeau"


Join us for this important launch of Bob Plamondon's new book, "The Truth About Trudeau"

June 3, 2013, 7:00 PM
Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington


Admission: $20 - but all attendees will receive $20 discount on his book. So, come to our launch and buy this important book for only $15 (regularly $35).



Reviews

Finally! No more apologetics, no more myth-making. Here's the real Trudeau and the real record, carefully researched and masterfully told. It's a story that Canada must never forget and never excuse.
- David Frum



Plamondon has gone boldly where none of Trudeau's biographers have gone before. This is not a quickie hatchet job, but a powerful and well-reasoned critique.
- Lawrence Martin 

Dissecting reality from mythology, Plamondon provides a compelling assessment of Canada's 15th Prime Minister, one that contrasts sharply with the hagiographies on record.
- Derek Burney 

A must-read book from one of the best authors in Canada today. Bob Plamondon dissects the Trudeau myth.
- Kory Teneycke

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got any reviews from anyone who isn't a conservative>

11:13 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

Plamondon has gone boldly where none of Trudeau's biographers have gone before. This is not a quickie hatchet job, but a powerful and well-reasoned critique.
- Lawrence Martin

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is more of what Martin has to say about the book:

Where critics will have a problem with this book is with its insufficient attention to context. While it’s correct to say Mr. Trudeau’s economic performance was mainly miserable, so were the results of most other leaders through the period. Economies were crashing all over the place. Check Britain’s foundering back then and the brutal misery index in the United States. There were the OPEC oil price shocks, then stagflation, then a widespread recession. It’s doubtful any Canadian PM could have fared well. Paring down the deficit, for example, was a goal of Tory finance minister John Crosbie with his tax on gasoline in 1979. It backfired. Mr. Mulroney later wanted to cut social entitlements. The public wouldn’t have it. Paul Martin broke the back of the deficit with his 1995 budget. It could have been done in a 1985 budget, but the Tories weren’t prepared to risk the wrath.

The book laments Mr. Trudeau’s take on the United States. Again, context is needed – context such as Vietnam, racial riots, assassinations, Watergate and Richard Nixon. In these times, the last thing Canadians wanted was a leader cozying up to Washington. They wanted more economic, cultural and military independence and so did Mr. Trudeau.

10:09 AM  

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