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Towards A New Government In British Columbia by [Brown, Martyn]
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"In a lifetime of reading books about politics and the nature of governing, I have to say that Towards a New Government in British Columbia is one of the best and most insightful tomes I've come across." 
 --  Gary Mason, Globe & Mail, Aug. 24, 2012

"Palmer: Liberal insider's ebook a stimulating read for voters" [Headline] 
-- Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, Aug. 23, 2012

"Brown's excellent book, Towards a New Government in British Columbia, could just as easily be entitled Towards a New Government in any Province." 
-- Political Insider, Aug. 25. 2012

  "[Brown] ... offers up a range of fascinating opinions on everything from the HST to B.C.'s toxic political culture. .... it appears many Liberals are taking the plunge for a glimpse into the mind of one of B.C.'s most powerful political insiders of the past decade. ... Brown's take on the province's poisoned political discourse is also resounding with readers, judging by the emails I've received." 
-- Mike Smyth, The Province, Aug. 28, 2012

 "Brown says partisan battles, 'perpetuate a 'politics-as-war' mindset that frustrates constructive post-election relationships that could help to improve informed decision making.'  
'We need to change that. We need to develop a more contemporary political culture that is less ideological, less polarized, more assertive, more collaborative and more attuned to the drivers of social change that are forcing and limiting governments' political choices.' Amen to that." 
-- Russell Wangersky, The Telegram, Aug. 28, 2012

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  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Martyn Brown; 1 edition (August 17, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009033J10
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A insightful book from the guy";who made the trains run" A bit repetitive in parts -but the best summary of where BC politics is -and is likely to go. Probably will be required reading for everyone involved in campaigns in this Province- once this campaign is over
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Martyn Brown has been taking a lot of flack for this book; people point to BC Rail and so on and make the typical "well, if your memory was so bad then..." and so on. People call him a hypocrite and etcetera without actually reading this book.]

Brown's memoir of sorts is a very insightful, very carefully thought-out manifesto about politics in British Columbia. His insights into how politics work, how they don't, and how they should, are poignant and clearly coming from a place deep within his heart; Brown obviously cares very dearly for British Columbia and, bless him, believed entirely (like so many of us ex-Liberals) that the government at the time was the way to go. He's clearly learned from his mistakes and even what he has done right. Towards a New Government in British Columbia should be required reading for anyone involved, even remotely, in BC or even Canadian politics.

Sadly, Martyn Brown could have used a (better?) editor. The book has a few spelling mistakes here and there, but Brown overuses and abuses commas far too often.
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The book does a great job of describing what a government is supposed to do, and how it should behave. It has inspired me to demand better of my government when I am voting. It is something I expect to reread in the future.
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Martyn Brown calls it like he sees it in the mostly opaque and dramatic world of BC Politics. He's right politics up there needs to change and gives many, many great quotations about what government should be about.

Let me also add that this is a wake-up call not just to free enterprise friends of BC that the BCLiberals are in free fall, but also to the BCNDP that they cannot expect to have a "social license" by overreaching. No fan of the partisan game as well (although I am).

Finally, Brown gives sage counsel to the general public and activists when he says, "Governments and opposition parties need the straight goods from people they trust, in forums and through relationships that do not set them up for political failure. This is one incredibly important way that individuals and entities can help decision-makers. It is to help them to become specifically and clearly informed about their options and priorities for legislative, regulatory and policy change."
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Brown states his definition of leadership requirements, and where he sees deficiency in the present Liberal government in BC.
Brown is well qualified to have an opinion, and he has been accused of disloyalty in expressing criticism. I feel that if one is going to criticize, it is best done when the recipient has time to benefit from the criticism.
To call constructive criticism "disloyalty" - is too partisan, as if loyalty to the regime comes ahead of clear thinking.
Worth reading.
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