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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil disobedience actions in Toronto's financial district and at the Ontario Legislature, and participated in street protests at the Battle of Seattle and at UN climate summits. He supported cross-country activism at The Council of Canadians for almost 20 years. Brent has a BA in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in International Relations from York University. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin nation.

Blog - Brent Patterson October 27
Brent Patterson | Standing With the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
Blog - Brent Patterson October 27
Brent Patterson | A Vancouver-based mining company is attempting to use an investment treaty to claim compensation from Bolivia for revoking its concession to mine for silver and indium, an extractive process
Blog - Brent Patterson October 27
Brent Patterson | A poll commissioned by the Council of Canadians recently found three out of four Canadians oppose the cut to the ELA, including 60 per cent of people who intend to vote Conservative.
Blog - Brent Patterson October 26
Brent Patterson | To take action with the Council of Canadians ACTION ALERT against the Canada-China FIPPA, please go to http://canadians.org/action/2012/Canada-China-FIPA.html