I can’t critique this book as I haven’t read it (nor is it likely I will ever read it) but I would like to point out the discussion by the panel on CBC’s The National At Issue.
Alan Greg leads off by saying that none of them have read it as well but won’t stop them from commenting on it. He then starts the discussion that the Conservatives hate Liberals… like this is a crime. Who, as a Conservative hasn’t heard a Nazi reference from a Liberal or Socialist?
Andrew Coyne then says that he wouldn’t be surprised at all if Harper would have gone to the Queen to achieve prorogation.
Chantal Ebert lends some reason saying that she seriously doubts that Harper would have gone to the Queen or even considered it in a serious manner.
The truly jaw dropping moment came at the end when Peter Mansbridge started off by saying that “Laurie” Martin is a darn fine fellow and even though “some people” have pointed out things that are untrue in the book, Peter is going to “side with Laurie because of his credentials on journalism”.
Mansbridge then proceeds to point out a glaring error from the book where Martin writes that it was the Reform who ran the facial disfiguration ad on Chretien and not the PCs. (see video here starting at 9:56)