Speakers and Topics

Guest Speakers

Alex Himelfarb

Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Director of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, and editor of Tax Is Not a Four-Letter Word.

Dexter Whitfield

Internationally recognized for his research and policy analysis opposing privatization, Whitfield has worked with unions fighting to protect public services in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Jane Carter

A Labor Economist III with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), specializing in the prevention of privatization of public services and assets. Her work includes working closely with state legislators by drafting and successfully implementing anti-outsourcing legislation. 

Panel Discussions

  • What new forms of privatization look like
  • What federal and provincial governments are doing
  • How we respond: language and framing the message
  • Two-track strategy to fight privatization