About the Author

Kevin Taft

Kevin Taft never thought he?d be a politician. A public policy analyst and head of his own Edmonton-based consulting company, Kevin's life took a sharp turn when he returned to Alberta in 1994 after a year away studying for a business degree.?Alberta had changed,? he recalls. “The government was gutting our health care system without a plan, throwing people's lives into chaos.? Kevin watched in growing dismay as the government took aim at education and other public services Albertans had carefully built over many years.In 1997, Kevin wrote Shredding the Public Interest, a national bestseller which confirmed many Albertans? concerns about the PCs. Clear Answers, a second bestseller in 2000, co-authored by Gillian Steward, exploded the myths of private, for-profit health care.Kevin stepped into public life in 2001, handily winning his Edmonton Riverview seat in the provincial election. In 2004, he was elected Leader of the Alberta Liberals and of the Loyal Opposition in the Alberta Legislature. In 2007 his third book was published, Democracy Derailed, and in 2012 his fourth book, Follow the Money, which he co-authored with Mel MacMillan and Junaid Jahangir. Both books continue Kevin's critical analysis of Alberta politics and public policy. Kevin stepped down from the Legislature when he chose not to run in the 2012 election. He continues to live and write in Edmonton.

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Clear Answers

Clear Answers

The Economics and Politics of For-Profit Medicine
edition:Paperback
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Democracy Derailed

Democracy Derailed

A Breakdown of Government Accountability in Alberta - And How to Get it Back on Track
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : democracy
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Follow the Money

Follow the Money

Where is Alberta's Wealth Going?
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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Oil's Deep State

Oil's Deep State

How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
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Shredding the Public Interest

Shredding the Public Interest

Ralph Klein and 25 Years of One-Party Government
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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