U of A campus & Livestream • November 17–19, 2023
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Concurrent session

Public Services and Democracy


November 19, 2017 at 10:30am - 11:45am


Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
with Trevor Harrison and Dru Oja Jay

Public services promote democracy by redistributing wealth more equally, stabilizing the economy, improving quality of life, and by addressing equity issues in the workplace. And yet, these roles are seldom promoted to the public when it comes time to defend public services. In this session, we discuss the relationship between public services and democracy, and how they can be part of a larger vision for environmental justice and economic equality.