Nice Work: The Continuing Scandal of Canada's Senate Hardcover – Sep 30 1999
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About the Author
Claire Hoy is a longtime journalist and political commentator. Apart from writing a political column, he is a frequent commentator on radio and television. Among the books he has written are Friends in High Places, By Way of Deception, Clyde Wells: A Political Biography, and The Truth about Breast Cancer.
Top Customer Reviews
The book isn't really partisan, but the biggest disappointment is the tone: the only real attitude Hoy seems to showcase is outrage. Mitigating factors are handwaved and every individual case is jammed in to fit his narrative of the Senate as a hive of partisan hacks fleecing the taxpayer. While true in a general sense, over an entire read, the anger and outrage become exhausting and overbearing, and experienced Canadian political minds can point out quite a few flaws in his logic.
Also some strange editorial decisions. Every Senator who happens to be a woman is lumped in one chapter for some reason.
There isn't a lot of literature on this subject, especially with regard to individual senators, so probably the only book that will give the reader an accessible portrait. Workable, just exhausting.