Talk will high­light N.B. Pros­per­ity Not Aus­ter­ity Coali­tion

Sackville Tribune - - TANTRAMAR -

Ge­off Martin, a mem­ber of CUPE 3433, the Mount Al­li­son Staff As­so­ci­a­tion, will dis­cuss the devel­op­ment process and con­tents of the 2018 Pro­gres­sive Elec­tion Plat­form at an up­com­ing meet­ing.

Martin is a mem­ber of the steer­ing com­mit­tee for the N. B. Pros­per­ity Not Aus­ter­ity Coali­tion and will speak Thurs­day, Dec. 6.

The Coali­tion came to­gether in 2015, rec­og­niz­ing a need to counter the con­ser­va­tive ideas that seemed to dom­i­nate the N.B. me­dia land­scape.

Ne­olib­er­al­ism has been in cri­sis since the 2007- 08 eco­nomic melt­down, but the dis­cred­it­ing of ne­olib­eral ideas has not made much im­pact in New Brunswick me­dia or in elite cir­cles.

The goal of the pro­gres­sive elec­tion plat­form was to pro­vide ideas for vot­ers and mem­bers of all po­lit­i­cal par­ties who have been seek­ing an al­ter­na­tive to the pre­vail­ing con­ser­va­tive ideas about pub­lic pol­icy.

The Dec. 6 talk will take place at noon in room 120 of the Avard Dixon Build­ing on the Mount Al­li­son cam­pus.

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