Author: Melissa Mathieson

Confessions of a Failed Candidate

Many if not most Canadians have a pretty poor opinion of politicians, and it is not likely to be improved by the 77-day federal election campaign that interrupted our summer August 2 and won’t end until there’s frost on the pumpkins. But before you give the bum’s rush to the next candidate who lands on your doorstep, read Melissa Mathieson’s memoir of her bid for political office. It’s a timely reminder that most of them are decent, civic-minded citizens who sincerely want to serve their community and their country.

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