Gordon Campbell served as Premier of British Columbia for a decade from 2001 to 2011.
In a new book The Campbell Revolution? Power, Politics, and Policy in British Columbia, edited by two University of Northern British Columbia political scientists, assistant professor Dr. Jason Lacharite and associate professor Dr. Tracy Summerville, begin with a detailed account of Campbell’s pre-Liberal Party activities.
They then take a broad look at the policy options open to him in the context of the neoliberal revolution that swept across Canada and elsewhere in the 1980s and 1990s.
Lacharite, Summerville and 12 other contributing authors, including UNBC Geography professor Dr. Neil Hanlon, examine specific public policy examples and ask whether Campbell led a revolution or simply rode a wave of change that had begun years before he came to power.