Fighting for Canada

Fighting for Canada

This book begins where our country nearly ended: with the October referendum. After the dangerously close outcome of that vote, Diane Francis pleged to become Lucien Bouchard’s worst nightmare. Now, with this passionate and sometimes inflammatory book, she has succeeded.

Outraged by the ruthlessness, lying, racism, and manipulation that she believed lay at the heart of the separatist campaign, Francis decided to dig a little deeper. What she discovered shocked even her, a seasoned journalist. Separatism, she asserts, is not a political movement, but a criminal conspiracy that has run rough shod over human rights, fair play, and democracy in an illegal attempt to destroy Canada. Worse yet, the separatists’ not-always-unwitting accomplices range from mainstream federalist politicians to lazy and biased members of the media.

Fighting for Canada is a damning indictment, not only of Lucien Bouchard and his Bloc Quebecois, but also of Ottawa, the news media and the traditional political parties. Through a combination of thuggery, sheer stupidity, and unrelenting ambition, these forces have conspired to capitalize on the separatist movement and the intense feelings it engenders. This impassioned book is Francis’s response, her call-to-action. There’s a war on, she declares, and Canada is worth fighting for.