Alison Loat is a regular commentator on Canadian politics, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a former consultant with McKinsey & Company. For her work as a co-founder of Canada25, she was recognized as a young leader by Maclean’s and the Public Policy Forum. She was also selected as one of the top 100 women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network, and has received both the Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for her service to Canada. Loat is also an associate fellow and instructor at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. Follow her on Twitter @AlisonLoat.
Michael MacMillan is the CEO of the Canadian-based company Blue Ant Media. He was previously the executive chairman and CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications. MacMillan co-founded the original Atlantis Films in 1978, which won an Oscar in 1984 for its short film Boys and Girls. A recipient of the Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for service to Canada, he is also a co-owner of Closson Chase, a vineyard and winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan co-founded the think tank Samara in 2009. Visit www.samaracanada.com to learn more. Follow Samara on Twitter @SamaraCDA.
A fascinating look at what it takes to be an MP, and how the process works from the people who have just come out of the ordeal. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Steven Waslander
Great read. Good for those who are interested in the current state of Canadian politics and what MP's have to go through while in office.Published 27 days ago by Jay Skopyk
A good book with many important points about politics as perceived by politicians from all political parties. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Johnson Jones
Borrowed it from the local library and read it.Glad I didn't buy it as the book was certainly not what it was said to be. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Johnny Boy
Anyone interested in Canadian politics, and many who are not, should read this book. It tells us much about what is wrong with how we are governed, though not everything. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Huntley
I echo the views of reviewer Steven. Thanks to this book, I finally understand, better than ever, what goes on at Parliament Hill, and how that compares to what is supposed to be... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bruce Rhodes