If On the Take can be faulted, it's because it feels a tad partisan. The implication seems to be that Mulroney was somehow much worse than other Canadian leaders--when, in fact, the subsequent regime of Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was also marred by many corruption scandals. Cameron does a fine job of exposing Mulroney, but she seems to blame corruption too much on personality rather than any deeper, systemic causes. That said, On the Take is still a classic of Canadian nonfiction and a masterful depiction of how power is wielded in Ottawa. --Alex Roslin
"Reads like a thriller...Unputdownable."
"There has never been another book quite like this in the history of Canadian political journalism."
-Michael Bliss, Toronto Star
"A most dangerous, disturbing, and frightening read."
Ms. Cameron's book landed like a bombshell on the Canadian political scene. I suspect that her book is one of the main reasons the Tories have never been able to recover from the... Read morePublished on Dec 10 2001 by browngeoff
While Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister of Canada he endured far more unfair press than any Prime Minister in Canada's history. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2000 by Charles M Sherrin