Power Trap

How fear and loathing between New Democrats and Liberals keep Stephen Harper in power--and what can be done about it

by Paul Adams

The inside story of why the NDP, Liberals, and Greens don't want to work together

About the Author

PAUL ADAMS is an associate professor of journalism and communications at Carleton University, and a veteran of CBC Television's The National, CBC Radio, and the Globe and Mail. His specialty is political reporting, and he has been posted in the Middle East, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. Formerly he worked for EKOS Research, where he managed political polling conducted for the Toronto Star, La Presse, and the CBC. He is author of Summer of the Heart: Saving Alexandre, which was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust biography prize in 2004.


"A new book that advocates a Liberal-NDP merger blames partisan pettiness and personal rivalries for the two parties' refusal to play footsie..."
Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun
"Former journalist Paul Adams [has a new book exploring what is wrong with the left and how to fix it."
John Ibbitson, The Globe and Mail
"[Adams carefully indexes and dissects the battle over constitutions, language, energy, tax policy, free trade and deficits... he whacks all Canadian progressives for their failure to be more courageous in defending a progressive tax-based democracy."
Robin Sears, Literary Review of Canada

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