Harper's Team: Behind the Scenes in the Conservative Rise to Power

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2009 - Political Science - 378 pages
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Harper's team fought four campaigns in five years: two leadership races and two national elections. Through trial and error - and determination - they learned to combine the Reform Party's strength in grassroots politics with the Progressive Conservative expertise in advertising and media relations, while simultaneously adopting the latest advances in information and communications technology.
 

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The war rooms, what big teeth you have Marj Lebreton...survived them all & shamelessly now active in the Harper war rooms. Once again, beyond random, Harper arrogantly & dangerously touts Marj as a player on his re-election team. What is even more scarier & makes one ponder the rare woman of such creation, the true story & profile of Miss LeBreton. The knew nothing gal, who knew it all & played a role. Harper happily while Wright sits on the stand, though an easy case study for today, that law school would not use, as too easy for a student, let alone a slick, bright, Harper clan, Barrick & other good old boy who knows all the tricks & the law. 

Contents

Introduction
3
1 Prelude 19912001
12
2 The Canadian Alliance Leadership Campaign 20012002
28
3 Intermission 20022003
66
4 The Conservative Leadership Race 20032004
97
5 Getting Ready 2004
137
6 National Election 2004
163
7 Getting Ready Again 20042005
195
8 Winning the Race 20052006
228
9 The Ten Commandments of Conservative Campaigning
274
10 Getting Closer 2008
291
11 The Politics of Survival
320
Appendix Political Terminology and Acronyms
330
Notes
333
Index
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Tom Flanagan (LLB (Hons), University College, London, LSF, College of Law, Lancaster Gate) is a Partner in the London Employment Group, heads the Employment Group's Banking Core Sector Team and the International Team.