Author to sign book

The author of a book that’s critical of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s environmental and foreign policies will be signing copies of The Ugly Canadian in Red Deer on Friday.

The author of a book that’s critical of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s environmental and foreign policies will be signing copies of The Ugly Canadian in Red Deer on Friday.

Yves Engler, who has been called the Canadian Noam Chomsky and “one of the most important voices on the Canadian left today,” will make a noon-hour appearance at the Dose Coffee Shop in the Sunworks store on Ross Street.

The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy lays out ways in which international environmental efforts were “sabotaged” by Canada’s Conservative government, which Engler claims is in league with oilsands producers and the mining industry.

The book also explores Harper’s controversial foreign affairs stances, including his “far-reaching support for Israel’s right-wing government.”

Among those expressing support for Engler’s book is Scott Taylor, editor of Esprit de Corps Magazine, Michael Byers, chair of global politics and international law of the University of British Columbia, and the Council of Canadians chair Maude Barlow.

Engler’s book tour is being hosted by the Red Deer chapter of the Council of Canadians.

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