A Rose Is a Rose: A Tribute to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in Cartoons and Quotes
Contains Illustrations, Bibliography, Index
P.J. Kemp was a journalist living in Brigham, Quebec.
Exactly as the title indicates, this is a collection of political cartoons and quotes spanning the 16 “Trudeau years.” The book follows the same format as editor McIlroy’s Diefenbaker: Remembering the Chief the only exception being that the subject here is still alive. The subject is also still actively vocal, to the extent that Canadians are hardly in a mood to feel nostalgic about him just yet. McIlroy didn’t even pick the funniest cartoons, and the quotes are mostly forgettable.
A Trudeau addict will have to shell out $10 to have A Rose Is a Rose grace the coffeetable or serve as conversation starter (as in “What the heck did you waste $10 on this for?”).