R. Jeanette Martin
Discuss elite economics at an Occupy Economics workshop on July 7.
Who's got the power?
As the most populous multicultural city in the country, and Canada's financial engine, Toronto is a powerhouse. But federal and provincial governments restrict our self-governance more than most other large urban centres. Urban Nation author Alan Broadbent talks about the need for our largest cities to have greater control over their destinies. Couchiching Conversations host Ahmer Khan leads the discussion on Envisioning Toronto: An Independent City, Thursday (July 3), 6 pm. Bahá'i Centre, 288 Bloor West. Pre-register at couchichingconversations.ca.
Politicizing the pocketbook
How does Ontario's economic future look in a Liberal-run province? How has Stephen Harper's conservatism affected your bank account? For answers to these questions and more, attend The Hubris Of Elite Economics, an Occupy Economics Toronto workshop Monday (July 7) at 6:30 pm. Whether you reject or accept our current paradigm, join the conversation for free at the Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil. occupyeconomics.ca.
Defend your skin naturally
Holistic practice Anarres Natural Health's Tracey Tief shares some of her know-how in a workshop on making DIY natural sunscreen using naturally SPF oils and zinc oxide. Wednesday (July 9), 7 to 9:30 pm, at Karma Food Cooperative, 739 Palmerston. $10 sugg. Pre-register firstname.lastname@example.org.