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Book launch to examine corporatization of National Energy Board and water management

Corporatizing CanadaWHAT: The Montreal book launch for Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Service will include a discussion on how corporatization has transformed the public sector in Canada. Speakers will discuss how the oil industry has effectively “captured” the National Energy Board, how market-based principles are paving the way for Nestlé’s water takings, and how Montreal becoming a Blue Community helps to protect the human right to water.


  • Jamie Brownlee teaches and conducts research in the areas of Canadian and international political economy, higher education, corporate crime, environmental politics and climate change, and access to information law at Carleton University.
  • Chris Hurl is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University.
  • Emma Lui works for the Council of Canadians as the organization's national water campaigner.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2018.

WHERE: Concordia University, John Molson School of Business. Room MB-04.206, 1450 Guy St. Montreal, QC. The event takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of Kanien'kehá:ka.

WHY: Corporatizing Canada critically examines how corporatization has been implemented in different ways across the Canadian public sector, from schools to hospitals and from utilities to food banks, and warns us of the threat that neoliberal corporatization poses to democratic decision-making and the public at large.

This event is hosted by the Montreal chapter of Council of Canadians.


For more information or to arrange interviews:

Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, 613-795-8685, Twitter: @CouncilOfCDNs