The Upheaval: This episode chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Reform and Bloc parties. Brian Mulroney called them “one-trick ponies,” yet they rate as the most successful protest movements in Canadian history, drawing 4.4 million votes at their peak. United only by rejection of the status quo, the parties’ success and ultimate failure is one of the most dramatic sagas of the era.
Holly is an award-winning journalist and Canada’s leading producer of political history documentaries for television. She joined CPAC in 2002 as a contributor to PrimeTime Politics and has produced Our Times, The Fifties, The Premiers, The Prime Ministers and The Rideau Canal. Holly also served as CTV China Bureau Chief, CTV Toronto correspondent, political affairs specialist for CTV in Ottawa and legislature reporter for CBC Alberta.