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Double book launch to examine corporatization of public services in Kingston

Corporatizing CanadaWHAT: The Kingston launch of two new books on the remaking of public services in Canada and the United States:

The event will include a discussion on how corporatization has transformed the public sector in Canada and the US.


  • Thomas Hanna – Research Director, Democracy Collaborative, Washington, DC
  • Emma Lui – Water Campaigner, Council of Canadians
  • David McDonald – Professor, Global Development Studies, Queen’s University

Our Common WealthWHEN: Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union St, Queen’s University (Map). Facebook Event

WHY: Privatization is deeply unpopular in North America and has been fought successfully. But if the anti-privatization movement only thinks defensively the best that can be done is protecting the status quo. Reclaiming public ownership, and rethinking the ways in which public services are delivered, is a crucial part of building a more equitable and sustainable public services future.

Copies of Corporatizing Canada can be purchased at the event or online through the publisher. Copies of Our Common Wealth can be purchased at the event or online through the publisher.

The Council of Canadians thanks to Kingston & District Labour Council for support for this event.


For more information or to arrange interviews:

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

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