A well written, extraordinarily confusing, rant against Canadian politics. Written by a Canadian Politician. (Printed in the United States) Somehow elected twice, once as a Liberal and once as an independent, JRW delves deeply into her own thoughts and lessons from her formative years. Then after explaining how she was brought up to always listen to others and work with them to form a consensus, she digs in her heels and refuses to do just that.
One could read this book and decide that she did the right thing on principle. Good for her. Lots of folks do that every day but never brag about it. It’s really not worth writing a book about and certainly not worth reading because so much of what really happened is left out.
Sadly the book never explains exactly what SNC did and how they did it. Business is carried out in different ways in different countries. To be successful you need to go along with “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Different cultures require doing business in different ways. Apparently SNC was found to have used bribery in another country to gain contracts. (In Canada we call that “developers permits” ) Perhaps they should never have been charged in the first place. We may never know.
The bottom line is this. The book is well written but not worth reading. The intent was to bring out the book right before the election to cast a bad light on Trudeau. It fails simply because too much is left out.