2015 Speaker's Book Award — Shortlisted
Greg Sorbara presents a front-row seat to some of the most significant changes in Ontario politics.
Greg Sorbara has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any Ontario politician, and in two different Liberal administrations. He was appointed minister of finance by Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2003, and served as campaign chair for the Liberals’ three consecutive election victories — the first time that had happened in more than a century.
First elected in 1985, Sorbara was also in the cabinet of Premier David Peterson — the first Liberal leader elected in Ontario in forty-two years. Through his quarter-century of public life in the province, Sorbara had an enviable record of introducing new policies to help Ontarians, while having the guts to raise taxes to pay for those programs. A reinvigorated health-care system, the Ontario Child Benefit, and a subway to York University all have Sorbara’s fingerprints on them.
In Greg Sorbara: The Battlefield of Ontario Politics, the author brings you into the back rooms of the Ontario Liberal Party as some of the most significant changes in Ontario’s political history are made. He also gives readers an insider’s view of his party’s election strategies and dispels the myths surrounding the controversial gas plants cancellations.