Boom, Bust and Crisis
Labour, Corporate Power and Politics in Canada
Toronto — 27 February 2013.
Over the past decade, Canadians have experienced wild economic swings: an economic boom followed by massive layoffs in traditional industries and a wrenching economic crisis. What have these changes meant for Canadian workers? Bad jobs? Weaker unions? Worsening health? If so, why?
Boom, Bust, and Crisis addresses these questions by surveying how work has changed across Canada, from the auto and steel industries of Ontario, to the tar sands of Northern Alberta and First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan. This edited collection explains the massive lay-offs in unionized manufacturing industries, the expansion of low-wage work and the rise of increasingly aggressive employers by critically examining Canada’s political economy and assessing the impact of government policy and labour market deregulation on Canada’s workers.
Introduction by Stephanie Ross, and presentations by:
- John Peters – editor of Boom, Bust and Crisis
- Peter Graefe – “Whither the ‘Quebec Model’? Boom, Bust, and Quebec Labour”