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  • Just Trust Usby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 11.99

    J. Patrick Boyer draws together new patterns that help explain why Canadians who care deeply about our country nevertheless feel perplexed, angered, and even embarrassed by the way we now govern ourselves. Since the late 1700s "representative government" has been part of our Canadian birthright, and since the 1800s "responsible government" has... more...

  • A Passion for Justiceby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 9.99

    This richly detailed biography illustrates how a determined Canadian seeking justice created an enduring legacy. Through vigorous battles, Jim McRuer's passion for justice was translated into laws that daily touch and protect the lives of millions today. more...

  • Local Library, Global Passportby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 8.99

    This colourful story of one town's library provides material enough for a movie as it reveals universal patterns about love of reading and battles for books while librarians, politicians, architects, educators, philanthropists, and avid book readers mix it up for more than century. more...

  • Another Country, Another Lifeby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 8.99

    Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many hard lives, his escape from each wrapped in deep secrecy. In 1869 he reached Toronto and started his new life with his new wife and his new name. His great-grandson follows that journey, revealing Jelfs' well-hidden tracks and the reasons for his double life. more...

  • Our Scandalous Senateby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 8.99

    Rocked by extremely public scandals at the highest levels of power, the Canadian Senate is an institution on the defensive. As the upper chamber starts to look more and more like a comfortable private club for has-beens, the real scandal is that the Senate exists at all. more...

  • The Big Blue Machineby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    The story of a formidable campaign organization — "the Big Blue Machine" — that ran a string of successful Progressive Conservative Party campaigns in a several provinces over four decades. Devoted to the art of winning campaigns, it pioneered new techniques in polling, advertising, fundraising, communications, and policy development. more...

  • Foreign Voices in the Houseby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 19.99

    World leaders addressing the House of Commons show us Canada through foreign eyes, in light of Canada’s maturing role in world affairs. Foreign Voices in the House gathers, for the first time, sixty landmark speeches by world leaders and luminaries, with photos and background written by parliamentary veteran J. Patrick Boyer. more...

  • Forcing Choiceby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 11.99

    Direct voting on key issues is a measure of society’s democratic maturity. “Forcing choice,” says Patrick Boyer, shows that a nation respects the judgment of its people and that its government is prepared to heed their will, and it can strengthen the bond that unites a country. But, just as a general election, a referendum can be risky business. more...

  • The People's Mandateby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 1991; US$ 7.99

    In this timely book, Patrick Boyer examines the important role that direct democracy — through the occasional use of referendums, plebiscites, and initiatives — can play in concert with our existing institutions of representative democracy. more...

  • A Man and His Wordsby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 7.99

    Robert Boyer is an author, researcher, editor, and public speaker; a member of the Ontario Legislature for 17 years; and the first vice-chairman of Ontario Hydro. more...