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The Way It Works: Inside Ottawa

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The ultimate insider takes us behind the scenes, in the book everyone is waiting for.

As Jean Chrétiens right-hand man for thirty years in Ministries all over Ottawa, Eddie Goldenberg got to know how things worked — especially from 1993 to 2003, when he was Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister.

What did this title mean? It meant that Eddie made things happen. For example, during Paul Martins years at Finance, Eddie was the go-between who linked Chrétien and Martin, who were for much of the time barely on speaking terms. Or when vital decisions about the Iraq War had to be made, Eddie was the man who wrote the words, “If military action proceeds without a new resolution of the Security Council, Canada will not participate.”

And thats the way this revealing book works; important decisions are used as case studies as we learn how things really happen in the tough world of politics.

Those less concerned with mastering the system will simply enjoy reading this as an engaging account of an exciting arena, filled with memorable anecdotes about the worlds biggest names.

“Journalists look for winners and losers so as to make good headlines. The real story is much more interesting, but is harder to write, and is very difficult to put in a clip of a few seconds.”

“President Bush smiled and said, ‘You know the guy who wanted to see me, Whats-his-name? I didnt see him. I thought, poor Joe Clark; he had gone from ‘Joe Who to ‘Whats-his-name in less than twenty years.”

— Excerpt from The Way it Works

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Eddie Goldenberg was born into a distinguished legal family in Montreal, and duly became a lawyer. A summer job as an assistant to Jean Chrétien in Indian Affairs led to a life-long career in politics, where he honed his skills as a writer. He is now a lawyer in Ottawa.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771035623
Author:
Goldenberg, Eddie
Publisher:
Douglas Gibson
Author:
Eddie Goldenberg
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Government - General
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
Politics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 1.08 in 1.39 lb

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