Fighting the Two-Headed Beast: Austerity and Corruption (with the SPGQ, Association of Canadian Financial Officers, Funding Democracy and Public Services International)

Discussion workshop
Aug 11 2016  13:00 - 15:30

From Greece to Québec, unions, students, and social movements have effectively mobilized against austerity, but corruption has often been seen as a “bipartisan” issue. Groups like the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) or the rightwing opposition in Brazil have positioned themselves as the champions of ethical government. The left needs to link corruption and austerity. Public sector unions will play a crucial role in this task. Austerity means cutting public service jobs, which leads to lucrative deals for private firms that cost more in the long run and create the “need” for further cuts. Tax evasion robs the public sector of the funds needed to provide services. Fighting austerity and fighting for tax justice go hand in hand. We need to explain how austerity and corruption are intimately connected and to fight the two-headed austerity-corruption beast.

Speakers
David Bernans, SPGQ
Scott Chamberlain, ACFO/ACAF and Funding Democracy
Discussion workshop
Aug 11 2016  13:00 - 15:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon DS (Local DS-R520)
320, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, QC, Canada
Languages
French, English
Simultaneous translation
French, English
Target audiences
General
Activities extended on the Internet
no
Last Modified
16 July 2016
Fighting the Two-Headed Beast: Austerity and Corruption (with the SPGQ, Association of Canadian Financial Officers, Funding Democracy and Public Services International)
Group Admins
David Bernans
Programming theme
Workers against Neoliberalism
Objectives
To inform / To make aware of
Networking / To meet
Debate / deliberate / discuss
To propose / altenative development
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