Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All

Category: Book
By (author): Paikin, Steve
Subject:  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Canadian
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 568
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*The first authorized biography of Bill Davis, the enigmatic Ontario premier who carried on a Tory dynasty, but was also a crucial Trudeau supporter William Davis was one of the most important premiers in Canadian history. The longest-serving premier of Ontario in the twentieth century, he won four elections and carried on a Tory dynasty in Ontario politics that would last a total of forty-two years. But he was also an indispensable ally of Pierre Trudeau in the patriation of the Constitution, with its entrenched Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Before he became premier, Davis was perhaps the most important education minister in Ontario history, presiding over the creation of the community college system. As premier, he went on to lead Ontario through buoyant and recessionary economic times, leaving a legacy Ontarians continue to enjoy. Now 87, Davis still lives on Main Street in his beloved Brampton.
From The Publisher*A biography of perhaps Ontario's most important premier, who, despite having been out of public life for thirty years, is remembered fondly by many as the head of one of Ontario's most progressive, yet conservative, governments.
Biographical NoteSteve Paikin is anchor of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO's flagship current affairs program since 2006. He has written four previous books on politics, including Paikin and the Premiers. Paikin has spent thirty years in journalism, almost 25 of them at Ontario's provincial broadcaster. He lives in Toronto.