Canada in Africa
300 years of Aid and Exploitation

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with Yves Engler, Canadian author and activist

Tuesday October 6 at 7:30 pm
University of Victoria

Harry Hickman Building Room 105

Free admission. Donations welcome

Yves Engler launches his latest critical overview of Canadian policy towards the African continent. Canada in Africa documents Canadian involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, missionary movement and European colonialism as well as Ottawa’s opposition to anti-colonial struggles and promotion of neoliberal economic prescriptions, which have benefitted Canadian mining companies whose exploitation of resources are often bitterly resisted by local communities.


“This should be required reading for every human with a conscience and all those that desire to join the forces fighting for change.” –
Nnimmo Bassey, winner of the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) and author of To Cook a Continent: Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa

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Sponsors: Victoria Peace Coalition, UVic Social Justice Studies, Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, Social and Environmental Alliance, Friends of Western Sahara, Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation, Central America Support Committee (CASC), Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA), Victoria Friends of Cuba, Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC), African Awareness Committee