Gambatte: Generations of Perseverance and Politics, a Memoir

Gambatte: Generations of Perseverance and Politics, a Memoir

David Tsubouchi

Language: English

Pages: 250

ISBN: 1770411313

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A revealing memoir from a former Ontario cabinet minister “Gambatte” means do your best and never give up, and that spirit is at the heart of David Tsubouchi’s life story. This memoir of the former Ontario cabinet minister begins as his family strives for acceptance amid the imprisonment of Canadians of Japanese descent and the confiscation of their property, possessions, and businesses by the Mackenzie King Liberal government in 1941. Despite growing up on the outside looking in, Tsubouchi never felt disadvantaged because he had a good family and was taught to persevere. Gambatte outlines his unusual career path from actor to dedicated law school student/lumber yard worker to politician. Tsubouchi was the first person of Japanese descent elected in Canada as a municipal politician and, as an MPP, to serve as a cabinet minister. His story also reveals an insider’s perspective of Mike Harris’s “Common Sense Revolution.”

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than a fighter. I filed the incident for future reference. The next week when I was playing against the goon’s team I kept an eye on him. He was a lot bigger than me. He had me by about half a foot and about 30 pounds, but that didn’t really matter to me. Our games were refereed by only one official. When the play had been whistled dead, the goon skated by me. As he passed I said, “Try calling me a slope head!” and speared him in the back. He then tossed a punch at me. The ref turned and separated

parliamentary assistants and were given specific tasks that measured their potential. They were also able to observe how to become and act like a capable minister. All of them became capable ministers and went on to do some very important things for the province, and Jim, Tony and John became very influential ministers for the Harper government. Their appointments were based entirely on merit and were well deserved. The second factor is longevity, particularly in the first cabinet of the government.

parliamentary assistants and were given specific tasks that measured their potential. They were also able to observe how to become and act like a capable minister. All of them became capable ministers and went on to do some very important things for the province, and Jim, Tony and John became very influential ministers for the Harper government. Their appointments were based entirely on merit and were well deserved. The second factor is longevity, particularly in the first cabinet of the government.

never a strategy of the Harris government to “get” the teachers. If there had been such a strategy, I and many of my colleagues would never have run for the PC Party. I didn’t see what the problem was for increased accountability to students, their parents and the public. We had a responsibility to ensure that our students were equipped with the best public education possible. We also had a responsibility to ensure that taxpayers’ dollars were being spent wisely. Those of us in the government

information at her fingertips. I then heard Premier Harris say to Marilyn, “Let Tsubouchi answer the rest of the question.” Marilyn referred the rest of the question to me and I answered. After Question Period, I approached Premier Harris with Troy Ross, my legislative assistant, and said, “Premier, we have a bit of a problem now. I just answered questions on the operational aspect of the gaming initiative and on the Trillium Foundation. Who is going to answer questions in the media scrum?” Mike

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