Prime Minister and Allies Working to 'Neutralize' Environmental Opposition, Says Harperism Author Donald Gutstein - 2015-02-26
In his recent book Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues have Transformed Canada, author and adjunct SFU professor Donald Gutstein outlines a battle being waged in Canada for the "climate of ideas."
The Prime Minister is often thought of as a lone wolf, "the rogue conservative who marches to his own drummer." But it's not so, argues Gutstein. Harper is merely "one side of an ideological coin."
The flipside is the network of key influencers — politicians, industry titans, think tanks, journalists — who work to advance not just Harper's agenda, but the agenda of neoliberalism that serves powerful private interests, Gutstein says.