Politically Detained

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A disgruntled Minister of Finance, a half dozen well heeled, knowledgeable seniors, a reluctant Member of Parliament, three spectacularly unfair, seemingly vote-seeking Federal policies, and 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…

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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. Graham is a retired chartered accountant with forty years in public practice and you can find more about him and his other books at www.graham-clews.com.

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Weight 470 g
Dimensions 9.25 × 6.5 × 1 in
Pages

340

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  1. Karenannhohner@gmail.com

    Some people are gifted with everything and do nothing. Deb has done so much with so many obstacles in her way. She is the definition of resilient. An inspiring read.

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  2. threefox@abnorth.com

    I have known Deb for more than 30 years and she never ceased to inspire me. A talented writer, artist and photographer, and unrepentant animal lover, her story is stirring and motivating!

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  3. mr.saint@live.ca

    Primal Power The Unripe Apple was given to me at my mother's memorial. I loved fantasy movies, but a book in that genre had never been my choice. Major changes were happening in my life and I needed an escape so I gave it a try. To my surprise I couldn't put it down! The book had mystery, magic, fear, love, friendship, joy, strength, courage, and I loved it! It seems laced with pearls of wisdom and I find myself rereading parts of it and always finding more insights. The characters within this book resonated with the strength within my own soul and have given me the courage to move forward, thank-you!

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  4. cathy.pavelich@gmail.com

    I read the story with my 3 year old grand daughter and we both very much enjoyed it. Beautiful illustrations too. Review by Hannah (3 yrs)...."It was good. I liked the girl in the pink sweater."

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  5. kknull@xplornet.com

    No one, especially a young child should have to deal with the consequences of an accidental gun shot. At nine years old, the author of this well written memoir was robbed of a youth, most of us take for granted.
    Hospitalized miles from family and their farm, she woke and was told because of a severed spinal cord she would never walk again.
    This is an inspiring story of determination and bravery, and how they shaped her as a person.
    How she never gave up on her dream to own horses, ride, and to live on a farm again. How her love and ability for training dogs enhanced her life with many special companions that also served a purpose.
    Reading this proves animals can make life worth living.

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