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The Best Laid Plans
by: Terry Fallis
Defended by: Ali Velshi

The peccadilloes of Parliament Hill's political animals are the subject of Terry Fallis's comic first novel, which won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Engineering professor Angus McLintock agrees to run in an election he’s sure to lose, but then the unthinkable happens — and federal politics will never be the same. In this pointed and irreverent political satire, the best laid plans are giddily undone, and perhaps for the better, as idealism and pragmatism clash in the corridors of power.

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Author
Terry Fallis
Panelist
Ali Velshi
 
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