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 1, 2018
U.S. NAFTA protest. Photo: Jim Winstead/Flickr

NAFTA 2.0 is no cause for celebration

Brent Patterson
Trudeau says it's "a good day for Canada," but is that really the case? While the full text of the USMCA needs to be thoroughly analyzed, a preliminary review raises numerous concerns.
Blog
Sep 20, 2018
June 2007 Critical Mass bike ride in Vancouver. Photo: Tavis Ford/Wikimedia commons

September 22 is World Car-Free Day

Brent Patterson
A global movement is highlighting the need to address the health and climate change impacts of cars and trucks.
Columnists
Sep 19, 2018
Sign at Hambach Forest occuption site. Photo: Hambi Info/Flickr

Squatting trees to stop a coal mine

The occupation of numerous old growth trees in the Hambach Forest provides an inspiring example of grassroots resistance to the coal industry that we can apply to struggles in this country.

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