How is the public to know? When regulators lose sight of their public role

How is the public to know? When regulators lose sight of their public role


Thursday November 21, 2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 103, Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

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Are Canadian regulatory agencies allowing themselves to be captured by those they regulate – Health Canada by drug companies, Transport Canada by the airlines and railways? National Energy Board by the oil industry. What does that mean for our health and safety and quality of our environment? What can be done?

Join a panel of experts who have looked carefully at this issue in Canada and have chilling stories to share as well as some remedies. 

Panelists 

  • Bruce Campbell, Author ofThe Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied and former Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Linda McQuaig, Author of recently published The Sport and Prey of Capitalists
  • Mark S. Winfield, Professor of Environmental Studies & Sustainable Energy Initiative Co-Chair, York University

Moderator

  • James L. Turk, Director of the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University

 

This is a free event and no registration is required.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

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