Book Title: Canada and the Challenges of Leadership
Subtitle: How Canadian Prime Ministers have Responded to Crises at Home and Abroad
Book Description: A leader’s choices in responding to a crisis can significantly shape the direction of a nation. This book examines various Prime Ministers through their management of crises.
Throughout our course titled “Studies in Canadian Political History: Prime Ministers, Leadership, and Managing the Nation,” we conceded that a leader’s choices in the way they respond to a crisis can significantly shape the direction of the nation. How a Prime Minister manages a crisis or a particular adversity not only provides a glimpse into the abilities and effectiveness of the leader, but also defines for citizens of a nation — and those observing from a distance outside the national boundaries — what values are being upheld. Each student who has contributed to this book has chosen how one Prime Minister — from John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau — reacted to a crisis during their time in office, and how their decisions and leadership choices played a role in shaping Canada’s identity.
Canada and the Challenges of Leadership Copyright © 2023 by Kelsey Lonie; Corey Safinuk; and Jonathon Zimmer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.