Tony Clarke

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Tony Clarke "is the founder and director of the Polaris Institute of Canada, which is designed to enable citizen movements to develop new tools for democratic social change in an age of economic globalization.

"Recipient of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award (RLA) known worldwide as the “alternative Nobel Prize in 2005, he served as the National Chair of the Action Canada Network (1987 to 1993), the nation-wide coalition of labor, social, farm and environmental organizations which mobilized widespread public opposition to the free trade deals (FTA and NAFTA) in Canada. For almost 20 years, he was the National Director of social justice programs for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. He also served as the Chair of the Canadian Council of Churches’ Justice and Peace Commission.

"Tony has a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in the field of social ethics and professional ministry. His publications include The Emergence of Corporation Rule – and What We Can Do About It; Behind the Mitre: The Moral Leadership Crisis in the Canadian Catholic Church; Witness to Justice; A Time to Stand Together: A Time for Social Solidarity; Silent Coup: Confronting the Big Business Takeover of Canada; MAI: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment and the Threat to Canadian Sovereignty; MAI: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment and the Treat to American Freedom; MAI Round 2: New Global and Internal Threats to Canadian Sovereignty; Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule; Blue Gold: The Corporate Theft of the World's Water; Challenging McWorld: A Handbook for Youth Activists; and Inside the Bottle: An Expose of the Bottled Water Industry.

"In addition to his responsibilities at Polaris, Tony currently serves as board member of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the International Forum on Globalization." [1]


  • Tony Clarke, Tar Sands Showdown: Canada and the New Politics of Oil in an Age of Climate Change (Lorimer, 2008). Review

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  1. Advisory Board, Oakland Institute, accessed May 22, 2008.