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Canadian Labour Policy and Politics


Join us for the book launch of John Peters' (CRIMT, Université de Montréal) new edited collection, Canadian Labour Policy and Politics, with contributors Carlo Fanelli (York University), Andie Noack (Toronto Metropolitan University), Mark P. Thomas (York University), and Leah Vosko (York University)

Co-sponsored by York University's Department of Politics, Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change and Work & Labour Studies Program.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 pm ET

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About the book

Canadian Labour Policy and Politics is an essential guide to the politics of inequality in Canada’s job market. Contributors trace the causes of low-wage work and precarious employment, and propose solutions for a sustainable future. Written by leading experts, the book demonstrates how laws and public policy—supposedly intended to protect workers—often leaves employees vulnerable with little economic or social security. Based on the latest research and international comparisons, chapters offer in-depth case studies of how globalization, labor laws, COVID-19, and other challenges affect workers on and off the job. But it also defines a far-reaching policy agenda for achieving greater equality as well as a green economy. A Hill Times Best Book of 2022.

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Carlo Fanelli is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Work and Labour Studies program in the Department of Social Science and appointed to the Graduate Programs in the Department of Politics, and Department of Sociology at York University.

Andie Noack is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is a research methodologist and social statistician.

John Peters is research fellow at the Interuniversity Research Center on Globalization and Work and Associated Professor at the University of Montreal.

Mark P. Thomas is Professor & Chair in the Department of Sociology at York University. He is former Director of the Global Labour Research Centre, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, and a Visiting Researcher at Institut de Recherches Sociologiques, Université de Genève.

Leah F. Vosko, FRSC, is Professor and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work at York University. Her research examines employment standards enforcement and deportability among workers labouring transnationally.



Mar 07 2023


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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