Bill Blaikie has a unique insider's perspective on political life in Canada. As a United Church minister reflecting on three decades in the House of Commons, he tells the too-often-overlooked story of Canada's Christian left and, in particular, of the New Democratic Party's roots in the social gospel and its ongoing influence. This lively book is peppered with personal anecdotes, and political personalities and events from Canadas recent history. Foreword by Lloyd Axworthy, former minister of foreign affairs. Includes a colour photo insert.