Mr. Speaker

By: Jerome, James

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8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; 175 pp. Author (1933-2005) served as Speaker of the House of Commons in the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa from 1974 to 1979. "This is the first book written by a Canadian Speaker to shed light on the critical and often misunderstood role of the Speaker . . . thorny problem of disciplining some of the most powerful political figures . . . analysis of the narrowly averted constitutional crisis of June 30, 1978, the effects of television into the House, . . . account of why he felt it necessary to initiate a complete overhaul of the administration of Parliament,. . . insightful thumbnail sketches of Pierre Trudeau, Joe Clark, Allan MacEachen, Stanley Knowles . . . problem of remaining impartial and yet trying to serve your constituency . . ." Photos, index. Black paper-covered boards with silver spine lettering. Bit of soiling on text block fore-edge, otherwise, a clean, sturdy volume. Dust jacket has a bit of minor soiling.

Title: Mr. Speaker

Author Name: Jerome, James

Categories: Canadiana - Biography,

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, McClelland and Stewart.: 1985

ISBN Number: 0771044038

ISBN Number 13: 9780771044038

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 25194

Keywords: Canada; Politics; Ed Broadbent; John Diefenbaker; House of Commons; Lucien Lamoureux; Renaude Lapointe; Robert Stanfield; Question Period; Press Gallery; Queen Elizabeth II;