WHAT: The Kingston launch of two new books on the remaking of public services in Canada and the United States:
- Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership in the United States
- Corporatizing Canada: Making Business Out of Public Service
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
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m.
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.
The Council of Canadians thanks to Kingston & District Labour Council for support for this event.
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