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Shredding the public interest : Ralph Klein and 25 years of one-party government /
Kevin Taft.
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Edmonton, Alta. : University of Alberta Press, 1997.
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v, 129 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
ISBN
0888642954
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Edmonton, Alta. : University of Alberta Press, 1997.
isbn
0888642954
catalogue key
1071278
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"Shredding the Public Interest mounts a powerful case against those, of whatever political stripe, too long in power_. a cautionary tale indeed." David E. Smith, CBRA
"Shredding the Public Interest mounts a powerful case against those, of whatever political stripe, too long in power.. a cautionary tale indeed." David E. Smith, CBRA
"Shredding the Public Interest mounts a powerful case against those, of whatever political stripe, too long in power…. a cautionary tale indeed." David E. Smith, CBRA
_When the [Parkland] institute opened, it immediately raised the ire of the provincial government with the release of a book by Kevin Taft, now leader of Alberta's opposition Liberals, entitled Shredding the Public Interest__ Richard Cairney, University of Alberta ExpressNews
"When the [Parkland] institute opened, it immediately raised the ire of the provincial government with the release of a book by Kevin Taft, now leader of Alberta's opposition Liberals, entitled Shredding the Public Interest..." Richard Cairney, University of Alberta ExpressNews
"When the [Parkland] institute opened, it immediately raised the ire of the provincial government with the release of a book by Kevin Taft, now leader of Alberta's opposition Liberals, entitled Shredding the Public Interest." Richard Cairney, University of Alberta ExpressNews
When the [Parkland] institute opened, it immediately raised the ire of the provincial government with the release of a book by Kevin Taft, now leader of Alberta's opposition Liberals, entitled Shredding the Public Interest…” Richard Cairney, University of Alberta ExpressNews
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Alberta had the tightest controls on spending in Canada during the very period when the Klein government has claimed costs were soaring out of control. Now, public programs in Alberta-including health care-have become the most poorly supported in Canada. (6 weeks on the Financial Post national best-seller list!)
Main Description
Alberta had the tightest controls on spending in Canada during the very period when the Klein government has claimed costs were soaring out of control. Now, public programs in Alberta-including health care-have become the most poorly supported in Canada.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Building Trustp. 5
Shredding the Evidencep. 11
The Getty Cutsp. 15
The Klein Cuts: Where Albertans Stand Nowp. 25
The Leaky Reportp. 33
Private-Sector Subsidies in Free Enterprise Albertap. 41
The Alberta Advantage Up Closep. 51
Pulling the Woolp. 61
The Spin Doctorsp. 73
The Parable of 'Al and Berta': Telling Stories in Politicsp. 81
The Special Case of Health Carep. 93
The Acid Testp. 107
Tablesp. 111
Notesp. 119
About the Authorp. 129
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