"What will it take to rouse Canadians to the defense of our democracy? This book makes a powerful start. Measured in tone, yet relentless in its accumulation of fact and argument, it presents not only an irrefutable case that our political system is broken, but a practical series of reforms to restore it to working order. I hope everyone who cares about the decline of Parliament reads it, but more, I hope it provokes them to do something about it."
— Andrew Coyne, Maclean's Magazine
"A concise and readable account of how responsible government in Ottawa has been turned on its head, and how some key unwritten elements of our parliamentary democracy have been manipulated. It also shows how a very few modest, written rules could help restore the balance."
— Senator Lowell Murray
"An essential read. … This very engaging book provides forceful, thought-provoking arguments about the challenges and abuses facing Canada's system of government from an ever-more powerful political executive. The threats and a range of possible solutions are clearly spelled out, showing what is wrong and how it might be fixed."
— Andrew Heard, Simon Fraser University