I'm putting this information out on both the UMKC list and AFEEMAIL to solicit interest from any and all concerned:
Last week I met a young economist/lawyer from Montreal, Marc-Andre Gagnon, who told me of an interesting development organized by graduate students in Quebec. They've formed an "institute" (office and a computer) to organize news stories to (partially) counter the growing right-wing movement in Canada. Apparently they've had a fair bit of success. I'm curious as to whether people think this is a possible way to get decent information into general circulation. If so, are any of you interested in getting something started, perhaps through contact on AFEEMAIL and/or other sources? Marc-Andre, I'm sure, would put you in direct contact with students in Quebec who could provide advice. See the first website below for more immediate information.
This email will be followed by one containing a link to a specific story featuring Marc-Andre that has attracted attention.
John F. Henry
Department of Economics
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
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Office Phone: (816) 235-1309
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From: Marc-Andre Gagnon, Mr. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 6:36 PM
To: Henry, John
Subject: Following our discussion
It was a real plasure meeting you at the AFIT Conference. Following our discussion, I am sending you more information about IRIS (Institut de Recherche et d'Informations Socio-économiques), an Institute organized by graduate students in Quebec in order to participe to economic debates in the media: http://www.iris-recherche.qc.ca/
Note that IRIS has been very active in recent weeks since the last budget by Quebec's government radically embraced the neoliberal agenda.
I hope we will be keeping in touch.
All the best,
Marc-André Gagnon, PhD
Professeur, School of Public Policy and Aministration, Carleton University
Chercheur pour le Centre des Politiques en Propriété Intellectuelle, Université McGill
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téléphone: 514-398-4400 x09034
Centre for Intellectual Property Policy
Faculty of Law, McGill University
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