Left Out

Saskatchewan’s NDP and the Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity
By John Gormley

Left Out“Some will be gladdened and others will be galled by the book … but it’s doubtful that anyone who knows the author or the partisan political machinations of Saskatchewan will be bored by it.”— Joe Garcea, Professor of Political Science, University of Saskatchewan

Edgy and thought-provoking, Left Out takes aim at the NDP, Saskatchewan’s natural governing party since the 1940s. Outspoken broadcaster and writer John Gormley pulls no punches in an entertaining and informative rant that is as much a lament as a call to action on Saskatchewan politics.

There is no better book to whet your appetite for provincial politics, and with a fall election coming to Saskatchewan this year, there is no better time.


From the hundreds of thousands of people who fled the province to Saskatchewan’s decline in influence, Gormley pins this and more on successive NDP governments, particularly the Calvert NDP of the early 2000s. With a keen political insider’s eye, Gormley analyzes the elections of 2003 and 2007, Saskatchewan’s finances and nearly a dozen political scandals which rocked the province in the early 2000s.

The book also features an engaging and funny prescription for fixing Saskatchewan’s historic bad attitude and leaves no one unscathed, from powerful union leaders to a business community that often allows its own victimization at the hands of the political left.

Left Out challenges all of us to re-engage in politics for the sake of our Saskatchewan. The book will appeal especially to political junkies who love the chatter on coffee row, and the whispers in the halls of the Saskatchewan Legislature.

About the Author

GormleyAuthorCropOpinionated, informed, sometimes infuriating, always entertaining, John Gormley takes no prisoners as host of Saskatchewan’s top-rated radio talk show. John Gormley Live is heard weekday mornings on Rawlco Radio’s News Talk 650 CKOM in Saskatoon and on News Talk 980 CJME in Regina.

A lawyer and Queen’s Counsel, John is a former Saskatchewan Member of Parliament and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. He’s been recognized by Saskatchewan Business magazine as one of Saskatchewan’s most influential people. He’s been a lecturer in political studies at the University of Saskatchewan and is a sought after convention speaker on a range of subjects from politics to pop culture.


“The Saskatchewan spirit can be summed up in one man — John Gormley, the undisputed voice of the province, broadcaster, entertainer, teacher and a helluva story-teller. Gormley’s love for the province shines through his radio show, as he turns the entire province into his own coffee shop, sharing his opinions and hearing from his neighbours. What a guy.”

Ezra Levant, political commentator, bestselling author of Shakedown

“John lies. And he’s disingenuous.”

Dwain Lingenfelter, former Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP

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length: 263 pages
published: 2010
isbn/sc: 9780986693601
isbn/ebook: 9780986693625
isbn/mp3: 9780987810540
isbn/cd: 9780986693625

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