Across Canada people whine and snivel about their politicians, but never do anything about it. Why not? Because they can’t so why even try. After all, how do you get a special interest group going, when you’re actually in the majority? How do you get the moral message across to the elected, if that message costs votes? How do you fight apathy, when so many people, particularly the younger ones, seem too busy to care?
The answer? You’ve gotta have a cause; you’ve gotta have a plan; and you’ve gotta have the right people.
For example: A disgruntled Minister of Finance, determined to step down in a reckless burst of glory; a half dozen well heeled, knowledgeable seniors with influence who are not afraid to use it; a reluctant Member of Parliament, who finds herself accidentally caught up in their web of intrigue; three spectacularly unfair, seemingly vote-seeking Federal policies that cost billions in waste; a novel plan to reform the Federal electoral system and, what the heck, the Senate too. The characters in the book are trying get changes made, while staying out of trouble… Author Graham Clews turns several perceived government wrongs into a cause célèbre for his ageing cast of characters (while getting a few things off his chest, at the same time). The book is a tongue in cheek dig at our political process, laced with a good hard look at a few costly, unfair benefit programs sanctioned by both major political parties.