Hey Rocky, Who Took Northern Ontario?

The Book Ontario's Politicians Don't Want You To Read

by James Stevens



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781412094566

About the Book

This cheeky political book lampoons Ontario's politicians for failing to understand the vastness of their own province. In this political fable, the author divides the province into Raccoon Country (Southern Ontario) and Bear Country (Northern Ontario). The King Raccoon of the day is named Galton McDinty who is served by Monsters of Education, Monsters of Roads and Monsters of Lakes, Trees & Critters who are all incapable of understanding the Bear Folks up north in Bear Country. Northern politicians are also lambasted for their failure to represent the needs and aspirations of their own constituents. The book is illustrated with maps that southerners might find upside down as well as amusing pictures of Bears and Raccoons. Steven's book is a groundbreaker as it raises the issue of creating a new Province in Canada, or having the northwest of Ontario adhere to the Province of Manitoba. Both of these options would allow the 240,000 people of Northern Ontario to have meaningful political representation in Canada.

About the Author

James R. Bear (Stevens) M.A. (Cornell) belongs to the Writers Union of Canada and is the author of 14 books. In 2005, the City of Thunder Bay awarded him the Chronicle-Journal Heritage Prize for writing. He is also the author of Searching for the Hudson Bombers: Lads, Love and Death in World War II (2004) and The Maw: Searching for the Hudson Bombers (2005) both available through Trafford Publishing.