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ISBN 13: 978-0-920080-30-6
ISBN 10: 0-920080-30-8
Hardback
6 x 9 - 272 pp
1986
CAD$6.95 • USD$6.95

Vander Zalm

From Immigrant to Premier
BC's most colourful premier since Amor de Cosmos.

Book Description

The first non-Bennett to lead BC's Social Credit Party, a former mayor of Surrey, nurseryman, husband, father, defeated Vancouver mayoralty candidate. . . As minister of Human Resources and later, of Education, he became for some the most hated man in BC. During his time as Municipal Affairs minister he was an autocrat who pushed through the development of an ultra-expensive rapid transit system.

Through extensive research and interviews with people who know Vander Zalm well, and through conversations with the former premier (1986-91) himself, Alan Twigg presents an engrossing picture of Vander Zalm from his childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland to the present.