Into the Hurricane invites Canadians to consider how their political opinions and options are manipulated today by considering how they were manipulated yesterday. As Canadians fight for the future of health care, public education, and social programs that have become woven into the fabric of our political culture, when CCF leader Tommy Douglas is lauded as the Greatest Canadian, Into the Hurricane asks Canadians to consider the hurricane that destroyed the party that was attempting to bring forward the ideas that so many now consider our birthright.
News & Reviews
“A brilliant and refreshing account of the troubling lengths to which power elites sought to suppress the CCF’s vision of a more equitable Canada.” –Jack Layton, Leader of Canada’s NDP
About the Author
John Boyko’s books include Last Steps to Freedom, Into the Hurricane, Bennett, Blood and Freedom, Sir John’s Echo, Cold Fire, and The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War. Boyko writes op ed columns for newspapers across Canada, is a sought-after public speaker, and is a contributor to the Canadian Encyclopedia. Boyko earned degrees from Trent, Queen’s, and McMaster Universities. He was chair of the Peterborough Social Planning Council, the Lakefield Library Board, and the Lakefield Literary Festival, and is the former Dean of History at Lakefield College. He lives in Lakefield, Ontario.