Updated with an insightful and controversial assessment of Jean Chrétien
Since first published in 1994, Right Honourable Men has remained the definitive source for Canadians wanting to know more about the quality of our leaders and the personalities behind the policies. Now, in this timely new edition, Bliss evaluates Jean Chrétien's record and asserts that he was actually a conservative prime minister -- as conservative as Mulroney himself. And Chrétien's legacy? A decade of squandered opportunities, national decline, and dashed hopes of real reform.
From the visionary Macdonald, the reckless Laurier, and the misunderstood King, to the flamboyant Trudeau, the vainglorious Mulroney and the wily Chrétien, Right Honourable Men defines the essence of political leadership in Canada, sets the standard for rating prime ministers, and provides a fascinating roadmap for our past -- and our future.
About the author
Michael Bliss was a Canadian historian and a University Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and the History of Medicine Program at the University of Toronto. He was the author of numerous award-winning books in business and political history as well as the history of medicine, including popular biographies of Sir Frederick Banting, Sir William Osler, and Harvey Cushing. He was an Officer of the Order of Canada, an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the first historian to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
Other titles by Michael Bliss
The Discovery of Insulin
Special Centenary Edition
A Professor’s Life
The Making of Modern Medicine
Turning Points in the Treatment of Disease
A Life in Surgery
Right Honourable Men Updated Reissue
A Life in Medicine
Conscience and History
A Canadian Millionaire
The Life and Business Times of Sir Joseph Flavelle, Bart., 1858-1939
Social Planning for Canada
The 1935 classic of Canadian socialist thought