A penetrating look at the successes and failures of the McKenna government.
In Pulling Against Gravity Donald Savoie, one of Canada's foremost authorities on regional public policy, offers a sweeping overview of the policy challenges faced by Frank McKenna as New Brunswick premier in the 1980s and 1990s. He documents McKenna's attempts at affecting changes that went to the very core of the province's economic and social life.
Set against this backdrop, Pulling Against Gravity assesses the successes and failures of the McKenna years and beyond. This study is a must-read for students of federalism and all concerned about the future of Canada's Atlantic region.