John Brewin

John F. Brewin is a Canadian politician, who served as Member of Parliament for Victoria (B.C.) from 1988 to 1993. Brewin first ran for federal office in 1984 against veteran PC incumbent Allan McKinnon. He came in second in that election, losing by 4,108 or 8 per cent. McKinnon did not run again in the 1988 election, and Brewin won the riding easily over PC candidate Geoff Young. In 1993, he lost his attempt at re-election to Liberal David Anderson. He came in third, also behind the Reform Party candidate. Brewin now practises law for the Toronto firm of Ryder Wright Blair and Holmes. With Derek Fudge, he co-authored Free Collective Bargaining: Human Right or Canadian Illusion, published in 2005 by the National Union of Public and General Employees and the United Food and Chemical Workers Union. The study reviewed more than 20 years’ erosion of bargaining rights in Canada. He was on the board of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation and is currently a member of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. He lives in Toronto and Lakefield.

  • Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada

    Edited by David Este, Liza Lorenzetti and Christa Sato     Forthcoming June 2018

    This introductory book was planned and written specifically as an introduction to racism and anti-racism. It is conspicuously activist and advocates anti-racism within the parameters of sound academic research. The authors do not see a contradiction between strong research and calls to action to create a non-racist society.

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  • No Choice

    The 30-Year Fight for Abortion on Prince Edward Island

    By Kate McKenna     Forthcoming May 2018

    In No Choice, Kate McKenna offers a firsthand account of Prince Edward Island’s refusal to bring abortion services to the Island, and introduces us to the courageous women who struggled for over thirty years to change this.

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  • Doug Knockwood, Mi’kmaw Elder

    Stories, Memories, Reflections

    By Doug Knockwood     Forthcoming May 2018

    This is a personal story of how one man overcame the ravages of colonialism, racism, tuberculosis and alcoholism to become an honoured and respected Elder.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else)

    A 60s Scoop Adoptee’s Story of Coming Home

    By Colleen Cardinal     Forthcoming May 2018

    The personal story of a 60s scoop survivor — the loss, the trauma and the journey to heal.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Coming Back to Jail

    Women, Trauma, and Criminalization

    By Elizabeth Comack     Forthcoming May 2018

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  • Labour Under Attack

    Anti-Unionism in Canada

    Edited by Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage     Forthcoming May 2018

    This multi-disciplinary edited collection critically examines the causes and effects of anti-unionism in Canada. Primarily through a series of case studies, the book’s contributors document and expose the tactics and strategies of employers and anti-labour governments while also interrogating some of the labour movement’s own practices as a source of anti-union sentiment among workers.

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  • Legalizing Theft

    A Short Guide to Tax Havens

    By Alain Deneault     Forthcoming April 2018

    When our infrastructures deteriorate, when social benefits are frozen, when our living conditions are precarious, it is because of tax havens. A source of growing inequalities and colossal tax losses, the use of tax havens by large corporations and wealthy individuals explains austerity policies. Moreover, states have legalized these offshore schemes that contravene the very principle of taxation.

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  • Game Misconduct

    Injury, Fandom, and the Business of Sport

    By Nathan Kalman-Lamb     Forthcoming April 2018

    “At the heart of professional sports, insists Nathan Kalman-Lamb, is the sacrifice of the athletic body. Wading through a battlefield of injured players, obsessed fans, and profit-hungry owners, Game Misconduct reveals ugly secrets of the sports business. After reading this incisive analysis, none of us will ever watch a sports event in quite the same way—nor should we.” — David McNally, author of Global Slump

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  • There’s Something In The Water

    Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities

    By Ingrid R. G. Waldron     Forthcoming April 2018

    An expose of the environmental injustice practiced by the government of Nova Scotia against it’s marginalized communities.

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  • Critical Development Studies

    An Introduction

    By Henry Veltmeyer and Raúl Delgado Wise     Forthcoming April 2018

    The first book in the Critical Development Studies is a searing expose of the whole development industry. It is an introduction to the critical approach to development focusing on the needs of people rather than the pursuit of profit.