"Memos to the Prime Minister" is for every Canadian concerned about this country's future. In the current political climate, there is an unprecedented level of frustration with our national government and its almost complete lack of opposition. Faced with mounting scandals, real economic and social issues, but little political choice, we all feel an acute sense of despair over the leadership and policies being offered by the nation's political parties. This book assembles a stellar group of contributors from across the country and wide-ranging fields-- business, healthcare, think tanks, policy groups, education, the arts, and others-- to paint a vision for Canada on a broad social canvas. Their memos offer new advice for the old guard. Whether impassioned pleas, practical advice, thoughtful reflections, or reasoned arguments, the memos focus on prescriptions for the country's leaders, not on rehashing the old, familiar problems. " Memos to the Prime Minister" is a provocative look at the present and future of Canada, and will contribute to the national debate on the political, economic, and social issues that matter most to Canadians.