Civilized Revolution, A

A Civilized Revolution

A Civilized Revolution

by Gordon Wilson


  • Autumn 1996
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-40-1 (0-921870-40-X)
  • 6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, 144 pages
  • Politics, Social and Economic Planning

In A Civilized Revolution, Gordon Wilson outlines, clearly and trenchantly, the changes necessary if British Columbia is to prosper in the 21st century. Central to Wilson’s vision is a new approach to the management of our natural resources that keeps wealth within our province by directing the bounty of our forests, farms, mines and ocean to local mills, processors, and value-added industries. Wilson argues that Canada’s crucial social programmes can be retained with a modified delivery system.

Wilson sets out an innovative plan for the organization of government and the delivery of its services in BC — designed to reduce cost, increase efficiency, relieve demand for taxes and enhance popular democracy. Also included are analyses of Native land claims and Quebec’s proposals for sovereignty. A Civilized Revolution presents a blueprint for the future that will be required reading for all involved citizens.

“Wilson’s ideas for reforming representation in this province are both radical and revolutionary.”
— Paul Tennant, Professor of Political Science

“Gordon Wilson, with virtually no research staff, is invariably the best prepared — as well as being among the most articulate — of Opposition M.I.A.s.”
— Rafe Mair, CKNW Talkshow Host