Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil disobedience actions in Toronto's financial district and at the Ontario Legislature, and participated in street protests at the Battle of Seattle and at UN climate summits. He supported cross-country activism at The Council of Canadians for almost 20 years. Brent has a BA in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in International Relations from York University. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin nation.

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Oct 4, 2018
A house with solar panels in Falun, Sweden. Photo by Alicia Fagerving/ Wikimedia Commons.

Is cap and trade in Ontario worth fighting for?

Brent Patterson
The climate justice movement needs to fight for real solutions, not market-based schemes or modest taxes implemented by a federal government committed to spending billions on a pipeline.
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Oct 2, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a joint press conference. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead/ Wikimedia Commons

Did we really defeat Chapter 11 in NAFTA?

Brent Patterson
Although the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal phases out NAFTA's Chapter 11, analysis suggests transnational capital has other tricks up its sleeve to challenge the public interest.

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