Why did Gordon Campbell spring a harmonized sales tax on British Columbians? How did the Christy Clark government overlook voters' concerns about housing affordability? Who are the John Horgan whisperers? Based on interviews with 70 insiders, including Clark and Horgan, veteran legislative reporters Rob Shaw of the Vancouver Sun and Richard Zussman of Global News reveal why members of the B.C. government from 2009 to 2017 made the decisions they did. A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC is addictive reading for political junkies and useful for anyone interested in what goes on behind the scenes in government. Published by Heritage House, the 336-page book is $22.95 in paperback.