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Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All [Hardcover]

Item : Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Paikin, Steve
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1459731751
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781459731752
Publisher Publisher : A J. Patrick Boyer Book
Pages Pages : 584
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100022250

2016 Ontario Historical Society Donald Grant Creighton Award  Winner
ANational PostBestseller, The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016, 2016 Speaker's Book Award  Shortlisted


The first authorized biography of Bill Davis, the enigmatic Ontario premier who carried on a Tory dynasty, but was also a crucial Trudeau supporter.

A biography of one of Ontarios most important premiers, who, despite having been out of public life for more than thirty years, is remembered fondly by many as the father of the community college system, TVO, OISE, and was indispensable in repatriating the Canadian Constitution with an accompanying Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Before he became premier, Davis was perhaps the most important education minister in Ontario history, responsible for the creation of the community college system and TVOntario. As premier, he went on to lead Ontario through buoyant and recessionary economic times, leaving a legacy Ontarians continue to enjoy. Now 87, Davis still lives on Main Street in his beloved Brampton.An affectionate recounting of the era.The books examination of Daviss lengthy political run is, in many ways, a thing of beauty.Steve Paikin is an exception, just as his book on former Ontario premier Bill Davis is exceptional.Steve Paikin is anchor ofThe Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVOs flagship current affairs program since 2006. He has written four previous books on politics, includingPaikin and the Premiers. Paikin has spent 30 years in journalism, almost 25 of them at Ontarios provincial broadcaster. He lives in Toronto.INTRODUCTION

Election night  June 12, 2014  was one of the most anticipated in Ontario political history. Because the public opinion surveys were all over the map, none of the so-called experts could predict with any certainty what was about to transpire. Millions of Ontarians would turn on their television sets that night with no clue as to who was goingls-

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