Emerging Energy Superpower or U.S. Resource Satellite?

What’s the relation between energy security for Canadians, climate change, and the U.S. / corporate ‘‘Security and Prosperity’’ agenda to absorb Canada into the U.S.? Come to hear Gordon Laxer, Political Economy Professor at the University of Alberta, and the Director and co-founder of Parkland Institute, outline a new energy sovereignty and conservation vision for Canada.

Speaker: Gordon Laxer Director, Parkland Institute and Professor of Political Economy, University of Alberta Gordon Laxer is cofounder of Parkland Institute, a non-corporate, Alberta research network, working for the common good. He has published over 30 journal articles and book chapters. He is author or editor of five books, including Open for Business. The Roots of Foreign Ownership in Canada, for which he received the 1992 John Porter Award from the Canadian Sociology Association, for the best book written about Canada. His latest book Not for Sale. Decommodifying Public Life (Broadview Press, 2006), is co-edited with Dennis Soron. Laxer was the first Chairperson of the Toronto chapter of the Waffle movement for an ‘independent Socialist Canada’ (1969). He was the first President of the Edmonton Chapter of the Council of Canadians (1985), and is currently on the Council’s national board. Laxer is a socially-engaged, public intellectual who has written opinion pieces for the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, The Edmonton Journal, Canadian Dimension and has given many radio, and television interviews. Laxer is currently involved in issues of Canadian sovereignty, social and economic transformation, international development, and challenging the U.S. Empire and myths about globalization. He is writing a book on energy security for Canadians and climate change.

Moderator: Gordon Campbell Professor Emeritus, University of Lethbridge and Founding Member of Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs

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