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.

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    By Tyler A. Shipley     Forthcoming June 2020

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    With David McNally     Forthcoming June 2020

    David McNally reveals the true story of money’s origins and development as one of violence and human bondage.

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  • The Socialist Challenge Today

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    By Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin  With Stephen Maher     Forthcoming May 2020

    In what direction should the left move in the 21st century?

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  • The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism

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    By Ben M. McKay     Forthcoming May 2020

    Using the neo-extractivist model, The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism analyzes how the Bolivian countryside is transformed by the development and expansion of the soy complex and reveals the extractive dynamics of capitalist industrial agriculture, while also challenging dominant discourses legitimating this form of production as a means to achieve rural development and food security.

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  • Agriculture and the Generation Problem

    By Ben White     Forthcoming May 2020

    In this unique exploration of relations between the generations in agrarian societies, Agriculture and the Generation Problem examines the dynamics of the transfer of agrarian resources and opportunities between the generations in rural communities, and argues that we must take generational relations seriously if we are to understand the future of farming and the fate of future generations in rural areas.

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    By Jen Gobby     Forthcoming May 2020

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    By John Loxley     Forthcoming May 2020

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  • NOlympians

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    By Jules Boykoff     Forthcoming April 2020

    “The need for critical writing about the Olympics has never been more important and no one does it more effectively or incisively than Jules Boykoff. Here he shows us not only the potential harm of the LA 2028 Summer Games but the activists who are bringing this reality to light.” — Dave Zirin

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