Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett

A Mandarin's View

Book - 2006
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Bill Bennett is an eyewitness account of B.C. premier W.R. (Bill) Bennett's eleven years in power, from 1975 to 1986. Never seen as a populist or a great communicator, Bennett nevertheless won three elections in a row, a feat surpassed only by his father, W.A.C. Bennett, who won six. The younger Bennett also twice captured the highest percentage of the popular vote of any premier since the Second World War. Among his very significant and undervalued achievements, Bennett dramatically changed the way British Columbia is governed and the way in which it came to be perceived on the world stage; chaired Canada's provincial premiers during the repatriation of the constitution; built the Coquihalla highway; created the Whistler ski resort; and brought the Port of Prince Rupert, Sky Train and BC Place Stadium to the province.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2006
ISBN: 9781553651772
1553651774
9781553652281
1553652282
Branch Call Number: 971.104 BEN NVD
Alternative Title: Bill Bennett

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