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November 18, 2010

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CUPE BC Water Watch sponsors John Loxley book tour

BURNABY—CUPE members and activists in Victoria, Vancouver and Penticton should mark their calendars and plan to attend community forums on privatization featuring noted author John Loxley next weekend. Loxley was recently awarded the 2010 Galbraith Prize (awarded every two years for work combining economic analysis with a commitment to social justice) by the Progressive Economics Forum

Professor Loxley, from the University of Manitoba, will be reading selections from his new book, “Public Service, Private Profits” and talking with audience members about why privatization leads to higher costs, less accountability and contributes to the weakening of communities. Loxley’s tour is co-sponsored by Fernwood Publishers.

WHAT: Book launch and presentation on privatization and public-private partnerships featuring award-winning author Professor John Loxley.

WHERE: Friday, November 26, 7 – 8:30 PM


University of Victoria, Social Science and Math Building,

Room A102, 7-8:30

Refreshments provided


(Victoria event co-sponsored by the University of Victoria Social Justice Studies program)


Saturday, November 27, 4 – 5:30 PM


SFU Segal Graduate School of Business,

Room 1200, 500 Granville Street

Refreshments Provided

NOTE: Please RSVP for Vancouver forum to [email protected]


Sunday, November 28

Penticton, 3 – 4:30 PM

Hooked on Books

225 Main Street, Penticton

Refreshments provided

John Loxley is Professor and former head of the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He specializes in international finance, international development and community economic development, in particular alternatives to orthodox economic theory and policy. His distinguished career includes stints at Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, as well as service to the governments of Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Manitoba as economic advisor. Professor Loxley is the author of Debt and Disorder: External Financing for Development and the coordinator of the Alternative Federal Budget exercise in Canada.



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