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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Annual Gala 2013


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm


Fraserview Hall, 8240 Fraser Street near Marine Drive in Vancouver


An Evening with Joel Bakan: What's Left? Reclaiming the Public Sphere

CCPA-BC Annual Fundraising Gala

March 13, 2013

Internationally renowned legal scholar and commentator Joel Bakan will be the keynote speaker at this year’s CCPA-BC gala. As many of you know, Joel is a law professor, filmmaker and bestselling author. His books include the widely-acclaimed The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (a companion to the documentary film), and Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children. Joel’s talk is particularly timely: “What's Left? Reclaiming The Public Sphere” will deal with issues of privatization and corporatization of public services, and the need to restore public democratic governance.


Event details

Tickets are $85, which includes a delicious buffet Indian dinner and a silent auction full of amazing gifts, services, tickets to arts events, getaways and more.

Order tickets online at, or contact Dianne Novlan at 604-801-5121 x221 or Reserved group tables (for 8 people) are $700, and patron tables are $1500. Please contact Dianne for more information on these options.


More about Joel

Joel is a professor of law at UBC, with degrees from Oxford, Dalhousie, and Harvard. The Corporation, published in 2004, electrified readers around the world, was translated into more than 20 languages, and became a bestseller in several countries. The book inspired a feature documentary film by the same name, written by Joel and co-created with Mark Achbar, which won numerous awards, including best foreign documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, and was a critical and box office success. Joel’s highly regarded scholarly work includes Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs (University of Toronto Press, 1997), as well as textbooks, edited collections, and numerous articles in leading legal and social science journals. A frequent recipient of awards for both his writing and teaching, Joel has worked on landmark legal cases and government policy, and served regularly as a media commentator, appearing on national television and radio. He is a popular and accomplished public speaker who has addressed business, government, academic, and activist audiences around the world. Joel, who is also a professional jazz guitarist, grew up in East Lansing, Michigan and now lives in Vancouver with his wife, Rebecca Jenkins, and their two children.


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