Graeme Truelove tells the inspirational story of one of Canada’s most controversial and polarizing politicians. Svend spent 25 years as a New Democratic Party MP in which he fought for gender equality, human rights for homosexuals, and rights for union workers, among other causes. He was jailed for protesting the clear-cuts in Clayoquot Sound, harassed when he came out as Canada’s first openly gay MP, and diagnosed as being bipolar following a diamond-ring theft that ended his visionary political career. This was a fascinating look into a flawed and gifted Canadian icon. I don’t usually read political biographies but this one had me hooked. (submitted by MS)
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