Graham Steele and Howard Epstein both entered politics with the hope of making change. They were a part of the same party, and were both among the 31 NDP MLAs to form the first NDP government in Atlantic Canada here in Nova Scotia. That government was a single-term government, the first single term government in Nova Scotia since 1882.
Epstein and Steele have each written their own account of that government’s downfall. Each author’s book has a different take on the causes of defeat. Both books offer an insiders look at Nova Scotia politics and offer a peak behind the curtain of how the government they were a part of worked.