Richard Hatfield

The Seventeen Year Saga

by Richard Starr

When New Brunswick Liberals crushed Richard Hatfield's Conservative government in the1987 election, winning every seat in the legislature, it marked the end of a high-flying political career comprehending everything from high-performance sports cars to ignominious drug busts.
When New Brunswick Liberals crushed Richard Hatfield's Conservative government in the1987 election, winning every seat in the legislature, it marked the end of a high-flying political career comprehending everything from high-performance sports cars to ignominious drug busts.
Richard Starr chronicles the dramatic events of Richard Hatfield's seventeen years as premier of New Brunswick. The author recounts Hatfield's many legislative successes, his reform of political party finance and French-language legislation. He chronicles the failures and scandals as well, from the millions squandered on the Bricklin project to Hatfield's arrest for marijuana possession on the brink of the 1987 election.
Richard Hatfield: The Seventeen Year Saga is a fascinating, full account of the political career of one of Canada's most controversial leaders.

About the Author

Richard Starr

RICHARD STARR has had careers as a journalist, public servant, broadcaster, political staffer and freelance policy adviser. He is author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, appearing in everything from Atlantic Insight to Atlantic Progress. A lifelong student of Maritime history, Starr is married to playwright and former MP Wendy Lill. They live in Dartmouth.

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"Starr has written a crdible profile of Hatfield and his times in a brisk style which makes for enjoyable reading."
Saint John Telegraph

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