Category Archive: The Allan Gregg Show

Women, Power, Politics: Sylvia Bashevkin, 2009

In a new book, Sylvia Bashevkin looks at why women’s progress in politics seems stalled in this country. She is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her book is called “Women, Power, Politics: the Hidden Story of Canada’s Unfinished Democracy”.

‘Nellie McClung’: Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray discusses her biography on Nellie McClung who fought for the right of women to be recognized as “persons”. The book is part of the ‘Extraordinary Canadians’ series.

‘Lester B. Pearson’: Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen discusses his contribution to the book series ‘Extraordinary Canadians’ about the 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Lester Pearson.

‘My Years as Prime Minister’: Jean Chrétien, 2007

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien sits down with Allan Gregg for a wide-ranging interview. They discuss Chrétien’s new memoir, My Years as Prime Minister, his views on the state of politics in Canada and his recent heart surgery.

‘Hell or High Water’: Paul Martin, 2008

Paul Martin discusses his new political memoir, ‘Hell or High Water’.

‘True Patriot Love’: Michael Ignatieff, 2009

The leader of the federal Liberals writes in a new memoir about his mother’s side of the family stretching back to Confederation, and how they influenced him. It’s called “True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada”.

‘Harperland’: Lawrence Martin, 2010

Harperland by Lawrence Martin

Martin’s Harperland provides an interesting and intimate behind the scenes view of the Conservative government under Stephen Harper. He spoke with former aids and friends of the Prime Minister and the party to flesh out the events of the first two terms of Harper’s reign.