Mining Town Crisis

Globalization, Labour and Resistance in Sudbury

Edited by David Leadbeater  

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Sudbury is the largest hardrock mining centre in North America and among the largest in the world. Given the enormous mineral wealth that exists in the Sudbury Basin, one might think that prosperity would abound and that cultural, educational, health and social-welfare institutions would be of the highest order, existing within a well-maintained and attractive physical infrastructure. But this is not the Sudbury that people know. This book explores key aspects of Sudbury’s economic, health and social conditions. It analyzes how globalization and corporate power in a hinterland mining town have impacted on working people, how and why resistance has emerged and why alternative directions are needed. While Sudbury is the focus of this book, the Sudbury experience offers important lessons for other mining and resource communities.

  • Labour & Unions
  • ISBN: 9781552662731
  • September 2008
  • 296 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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  • Introduction (David Leadbeater)
  • Labour’s Front Line Lessons (Rick Grylls, Denis St. Pierre, John Closs, Don Kuyek)
  • Corporate Power and the Environment (Evan Edinger)
  • Corporate Power and People’s Health (K.V. Nagarajan, Kate Tilleczek, Carol Suschnigg)
  • Aboriginal Peoples and Language Rights (Roger Spielmann)
  • The Franco-Ontarian National Minority (Dennis Dennie, François Boudreau)
  • Culture and Social Power (Laurie McGauley, Ruth Reyno)
  • More Labour’s Front Line Lessons (Bruce McKeigan, Cathy Mulroy)
  • Bibliography


  • David Leadbeater

    Laurentian University

    DAVID LEADBEATER is an associate professor of economics at Laurentian University.

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