Book Review of "Patriot Game" by Brimelow and "Constitutional Crackup" by Gairdner

By Mark Wegierski
Published in The Social Contract
Volume 5, Number 1 (Fall 1994)
Issue theme: "Irredentism and the American Southwest"
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THE PATRIOT GAME CANADA AND THE

CANADIAN QUESTION REVISITED

By Peter Brimelow

Toronto Key Porter Books

310 pages, $17.95 paper

CONSTITUTIONAL CRACK-UP CANADA AND THE COMING SHOWDOWN

WITH QUEBEC

By William Gairdner

Toronto Stoddard Publishing

122 pages, $9.95 paper

Peter Brimelow, a Senior Editor at National Review and Forbes, a high-level journalist, political and economic writer, who had previously lived in Canada, has now lived in the United States for many years. This might tell us something about the configuration of Canadian public life in regard to those who are professedly right-of-center. The book's original edition came out in 1986, and the updated edition being reviewed here (which differs very little from the first) in 1988. It is high time for a third edition - now that the Quebec separatist party has won the election in Quebec by almost double the number of seats over its main rivals, the Liberals (although, because of the vagaries of the 'first-past-the-post' riding system, the Parti Québécois actually received only half-a-percentage more of the popular vote). It will now be working assiduously along with the Bloc Québécois, which won 54

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