Book Launch: The Trudeau Formula by Martin Lukacs

September 12, 2019

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Book Launch: The Trudeau Formula by Martin Lukacs

September 12, 2019
7:00 pm EST

Where: Workers’ Action Centre, 720 Spadina Ave., second floor.

Book launch and Q&A with The Trudeau Formula author Martin Lukacs, in conversation with Judy Rebick and Russ Diabo, and moderator, Sharmeen Khan.

After a decade of Stephen Harper, the arrival of Justin Trudeau felt like a relief. But as Canadians reckon with the gulf between the dazzling promise of Trudeau’s election and the grim reality of his government, journalist Martin Lukacs makes the case that ‘real change’ was never on the table.

Drawing on investigative research and first-hand reporting, he reveals that behind the new wave of Trudeaumania was a slick status-quo political machine, backed by a cast of corporate elites and lobbyists who expected a pay-off from Liberal rule in Ottawa.

Lukacs exposes a climate plan hatched in collaboration with Big Oil, the arming of a bloody Saudi war in Yemen, a reconciliation industry that has masked ongoing theft of Indigenous lands, and the sell-off of public infrastructure to private profiteers’ a re-branded continuation, not a break, from Harper’s legacy.

Sponsored by the Socialist Project, The Centre for Social Justice, and the Council of Canadians-Toronto chapter.

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