Talk on Harperism hosted by NDP candidate Seonaigh MacPherson

'A Conversation with Donald Gutstein' is set for Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m., at University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack

An upcoming event hosted by Seonaigh MacPherson

The idea that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been actively pursuing a hidden right-wing political agenda for Canada has long dogged the Conservatives.

Now the topic will be aired on April 18, at UFV Chilliwack in ‘A Conversation with Donald Gutstein,’ author of the book, Harperism.

It’s an event hosted by Seonaigh MacPherson, candidate for the Chilliwack-Hope federal seat in the upcoming election.

“Gutstein’s work helps us understand the ideology driving Harper and his Conservatives,” MacPherson said. “We need to hear his research as a cautionary tale for what might transpire if Harper is elected for another term: We may lose many of the services and securities we take for granted in Canada.”

Gutstein has written four books drawing the link between large corporations, politics and the media. Harperism, his latest book, looks at how corporate-funded think-tanks like the Fraser Institute have shifted public opinion to made it possible for Harper to win the election. He suggests that much like Thatcher and Reagan did in the UK and USA in the 1980s, Harper is driving Canada to the far right of its social-democratic traditions.

‘A Conversation with Donald Gutstein’ is Saturday, April 18, 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:30 p.m.  at University of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack Chilliwack Education Park Campus, Building “A”

of the Canada Education Park, 45190 Caen Ave., with suggested donation of $10.

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