Emerging from the back rooms,ultimate insider Michael Decter treats us to a range of raunchy and riveting stories of politics in Canada. From his youth stuffing envelopes for the NDP in Winnipeg to his days as Ontariopremier BobRae’s right-handman, Michael Decter has helped shape policy in several governments. He has also met with the great, the not so great, and the downright bad. His stories of encounters with Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, Bob Rae, Bill Clinton, and a host of others are by turns hilarious and thought-provoking.
If you’ve ever wondered what went on in the smoke-filled rooms where nation-changing decisions of the 1980s and 90s were taking place, this is the book for you.
“Tales from the Back Room is fun to read and provides insights into many of the individuals Decter encountered, including Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney and the Queen.” – Christopher Adams, Winnipeg Free Press
“…a gem of a book whose lack of self-reverence contributes significantly to its readability and fun.” – Senator Hugh Segal, Literary Review of Canada