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Winners, Losers

The 1976 Tory Leadership Convention

by (author) Patrick Brown, Rae Murphy & Robert Chodos

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1976
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    Feb 2008
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This book offers a raw, off-the-record account of the 1976 Progressive Conservative Party convention, a crucial passage in the turbulent history of one of Canada's most enduring political institutions.
While the convention was on, the authors were at work behind the scenes, talking to the delegates as well as the candidates and the party power brokers, and attending all the convention events: the balloting, speeches, policy sessions and tributes, the hospitality suites, hoedowns, victory parties and breakfasts. The result is a lively informative look at the nuts-and-bolts of party politics.
Winners, Losers is a fast-paced account of an important period in Canadian conservative politics, with portraits of its dominant figures--Joe Clark, Dalton Camp, Paul Hellyer, Brian Mulroney.

About the authors

A foreign correspondent since 1980, Patrick Brown has reported on China since 1989. He has also covered revolutions, elections, wars, and disaster throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His radio and television reports in English and French have won several awards. Born in Birmingham, England and educated at Downing College, Cambridge, he lived and worked in Montreal throughout the 1970s. He lives in Beijing.

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RAE MURPHY is a retired professor of Canadian studies at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario.

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ROBERT CHODOS is an experienced author and translator who has published widely in the fields of Canadian business, politics, and transportation and of Quebec history. Among his most recent books are The Unmaking of Canada (1991), Lost in Cyberspace? (1997), and Paul Martin: A Political Biography (1998), all co-written with Rae Murphy and Eric Hamovitch, and all published by Lorimer.

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