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Co-Operative Canada: Empowering Communities and Sustainable Businesses Brett Fairbairn

Co-Operative Canada: Empowering Communities and Sustainable Businesses

Brett Fairbairn

Published October 28th 2014
ISBN : 9780774827881
Hardcover
288 pages
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A shift in US bank policy. A demonstration in Greece. A tsunami in Japan. These types of events can have profound effects on the economic well-being of Canadian communities. In such a heavily globalized environment, it may seem that only largeMoreA shift in US bank policy. A demonstration in Greece. A tsunami in Japan. These types of events can have profound effects on the economic well-being of Canadian communities. In such a heavily globalized environment, it may seem that only large corporations with access to transnational resources can operate successfully, but Canadian co-operatives demonstrate that this is not the case. Drawing on the results of a large research project that examined co-operatives in communities from coast to coast to coast, Co-operative Canada reveals how Canadians are collectively responding to the forces of globalization through local, community-owned enterprises.