Bill Bennett: A Mandarin's View
Bill Bennett is an eyewitness account of B.C. premier W.R. (Bill) Bennett's eleven years in power, from 1975 to 1986. Never seen as a populist or a great communicator, Bennett nevertheless won three elections in a row, a feat surpassed only by his father, W.A.C. Bennett, who won six. The younger Bennett also twice captured the highest percentage of the popular vote of any premier since the Second World War. Among his very significant and undervalued achievements, Bennett dramatically changed the way British Columbia is governed and the way in which it came to be perceived on the world stage; chaired Canada's provincial premiers during the repatriation of the constitution; built the Coquihalla highway; created the Whistler ski resort; and brought the Port of Prince Rupert, Sky Train and BC Place Stadium to the province.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
BRINGING IT HOME
agenda agreed announced asked Audrey B.C. Federation bcgeu bcric Bill Bennett Bill Vander Zalm Bob McClelland British Columbia Bud Smith budget cabinet called campaign Canada Canadian caucus Chabot conference Conservative Constitution Coquihalla Dave Barrett deal debate decision deputy minister Don Phillips economic election Expo father federal–provincial finance Garde Gardom going government’s Grace McCarthy Hugh Curtis issue Jack Jim Matkin Jim Nielsen Kelowna Kinsella knew leader leadership legislation legislature Lévesque Liberal looked meeting ment million ministry move Munro negotiations never Norman Spector o’clock Ontario Operation Solidarity Ottawa percent phoned political polls Premier Bennett premier’s office prime minister province province’s public-sector Quebec Rafe Mair seat secretary Social Credit Party Socred spending staff talk things told Trudeau union Vancouver Sun Vander Zalm Victoria vote W.A.C. Bennett W.R. Bennett wanted week