Edmonton Journal, Saturday, July 17, 1993
Public snaps up anti-free-trade text
The RCMP have called him manipulative,
scheming and argumentative, but many Canadians admire David Orchard. Right now,
they love his anti-free trade book.
The Province (Vancouver), Monday, 5 July, 1993
Free-trade foe's a hit
'Twas the night before Canada Day. In the
Vancouver Public Library downtown people were gathering for the book launch of
one of the most interesting author's of the library's Celebrity Authors series:
Quite a lot of people
were gathering. There were about twice as many people as
seats, with more arriving to stand, lean over the
mezzanine railing, perch along the broad baseboards or
swipe additional chairs from library tables.
Times-Colonist (Victoria), Sunday, June 27, 1993
Free trade pact opponent makes strong argument
Powerful and compelling... If this book can
be measured by the number of questions it raises and thoughts it provokes, The
Fight for Canada will be recognized as a great book.
eye magazine (Toronto), 1 July, 1993
Selling out the nation: Three new books investigate
the impact of Mulroney, the United States and free trade
If you read one book before the general
election, make it this one. Orchard has done an excellent job of chronicling
Canada’s historical struggle to maintain its sovereignty in the face of
unrelenting U.S. expansionism and domination.
Calgary Herald, Saturday, June 19, 1993
Fight for Canada rings bell of alarm
This would be the stuff of movies, if we had a film industry that had the
courage to produce historical epics with an anti-American tone.
The Toronto Star, Saturday, June 19, 1993
Resisting the cozy U.S. embrace
There is today a euphoric tendency to regard Canada-U.S. confrontations as
mere skirmishes between blood brothers. Orchard recalls that there have been
bitter and powerful attacks against our territorial sovereignty fuelled by the
avid bellicosity of U.S. political leaders.
Calgary Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1993
Free-trade battle a lopsided affair
Orchard’s is a solitary, but articulate, voice speaking against the trade
deals to small but growing audiences of hundreds as he makes his way across
Western Canada. Canadian historian Kenneth McNaught describes him as “heir to an
old and honorable Canadian tradition: that of the farmer activist.”
Monday Magazine (Victoria, B.C.), July 8-14, 1993
Fight for Canada: David Orchard unleashes his
anti-free trade manifesto
The book is a Canadian social history, journal of the Canada–U.S. Free Trade
Agreement’s (FTA) development, point by point handbook to the FTA and NAFTA
deals, and blue print for the erasure of them from the law books.
Education Forum (OSSTF/FEESO), Summer 1994
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of resistance to
American Expansionism by David Orchard
... a clear explanation in layperson’s language of the two free trade
agreements, and it is a strong storyteller’s depiction of how this issue of the
threat of US takeover has faced us either militarily or economically since the
late 1500s. continued...
February 17, 1994
letter by fax
This book, "The Fight for Canada," by David Orchard, should not only be
required reading for every Canadian, but it should also be held in the hand of
every elected Member of Parliament (including the Prime Minister) while taking
the oath of office and swearing allegiance to uphold the Canadian Constitution.
Why? Because "The Fight for Canada" makes you want to ...!
The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon), Saturday, July 3, 1993
Insightful study of free trade
... not a dry economic treatise, but an intensely readable and thoroughly
researched plea for a change of economic course.
The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) Saturday, May 15, 1993
Historical perspective of U.S. domination colors
From the 1613 looting of Port Royal in an attack launched against the
Acadians by the governor of Virginia, through the heroics of Isaac Brock and
Chief Tecumseh in repelling a vastly superior American invasion in 1812, the
“Fifty-four forty or fight” presidential campaign of James Polk in 1844 to the
Bomarc missile debacle of the 1960s... Orchard devotes the first half of the
book to that early history, then traces contemporary American actions, such as
meddling to help defeat the unfriendly Diefenbaker government in the 1960s and
American outrage when Lester Pearson dared to oppose the Vietnam war.
Ottawa Citizen, 25 October, 2003
David Orchard's love of Canada is something we can
all believe in
The battle scenes are terrific, but the battles around free trade bring
Orchard's research into its own... Is David Orchard an anachronism? An
impossible dreamer tilting at windmills? Silly him for believing Canada, on her
own terms, could be great.
The Fight For Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism is for sale at
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