The contributors challenge the neoliberal mantra that there is no alternative but austerity to deal with the economic crisis and government deficits; in fact, austerity is shown to be counterproductive to the ostensible aim of fiscal prudence... not to mention the significant harm it does to our valued public services in general, and universities in particular. Sponsored by Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Presentations by:
- David Macdonald - Senior Economist - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
- Tyler Chamberlin - Asst. Prof. University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management
- Joel Westheimer - Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education
- Anna Goldfinch - VP external Carleton Graduate Students Union
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