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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

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The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Rob Dobell

Rod Dobell is professor emeritus of public policy at the University of Victoria.

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Comparing grassroots campaigns against water privatization January–February 2014
Two cities, two battles. In the early 2000s a coalition of Vancouver activists scuttled plans for the private construction and operation of a water filtration plant in the Seymour watershed that provides fresh water to metro Vancouver. In Stockton, California, a similar alliance undertook a longer campaign to stop the contracting out of some of that city’s water services and wastewater…