Van Jones says he came here to speak to the Good Jobs Summit because "you've got a crazy dude up here, and it's not Rob Ford."
He has harsh criticism for our Prime Minister, saying Stephen Harper is more interested in looking good than doing good. Listen to hear the other things he says about Stephen Harper, the global economy and how to shift the power from the corporations and governments to the people.
Van Jones is an American environmental advocate, civil rights activist, attorney, CNN commentator and best selling author. Also an adviser to President Barack Obama in 2009 on Green Jobs, his views on the environment, jobs and the economy are much sought after in the public sphere.
He was the keynote speaker this weekend, October 3-5 at The Good Jobs Summit in Toronto. Sponsored by Unifor, the Canadian Federation of Students, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the CAW-Ryerson Social Justice Chair.
The goal of the gathering was s to spark a national conversation about the quality of work in Canada and creating good jobs.
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