Democracy Under Threat: A Public Forum

April 2017; Gordon Laxer and Gary Purdy spoke on ” Charting the Path to Sustainability”.

An excerpted version of Gordon’s Report: “Act or be Acted Upon; the Case for Phasing Out Alberta’s Sands” is available here:excerpts from Laxer report

A summary of Gary Purdy’s presentation is available here:






Fall-Winter 2016/17 Wednesday November 30th at 7:00 p.m. First Unitarian Church, Hamilton.  Avi Lewis presented the Spirit of the Red Hill Valley Lecture: “The Leap Manifesto”.








Fall -Winter 2015/16 Tuesday April 5th at 7:00 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Hamilton. Gordon Laxer presented the 11th Spirit of Red Hill Lecture: “After the Sands; Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians.” redhillposter


 Wednesday November 18th 2015; 7:30 P. M. Graeme MacQueen spoke on “War on Terror or War on Democracy; the Physical Intimidation of Legislature in the U. S. and Canada”.  An edited version of his presentation: