Journalist Linda McQuaig to Speak at Fanshawe
Fanshawe's Social Science Speakers Series will host a presentation by Linda McQuaig on March 18, 2010. McQuaig will speak at Fanshawe's London Campus in Room D1060 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. where she'll discuss her forthcoming book The Trouble with Billionaires, to be published in September 2010.
Evening events are also scheduled, including dinner at Saffron's,
the lecture, followed
by a reception. Click
here for full details including menu (PDF).
Linda McQuaig is a journalist and best-selling author. Throughout her career, she has developed a reputation for challenging the establishment.
As a reporter for The Globe and Mail, McQuaig won a National Newspaper Award in 1989 for writing a series of articles which sparked a public inquiry into the activities of Ontario political lobbyist Patti Starr, and eventually led to Starr's imprisonment.
And as a senior writer for Maclean's, McQuaig along with Ian Austen wrote two cover stories probing the questionable business dealings of Conrad Black in connection with a U.S. takeover bid in the early 1980s. An irate Black suggested on CBC radio that McQuaig should be horsewhipped.
In 1991, she was awarded an Atkinson Fellowship for Journalism in Public Policy to study the social welfare systems in Europe and North America. Since 2002, McQuaig has written an op-ed column for the Toronto Star. She is the author of seven books on politics and economics - all national bestsellers - including Shooting the Hippo (short-listed for the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction), The Cult of Impotence, All You Can Eat, and It's the Crude, Dude: War, Big Oil and the Fight for the Planet. Her most recent book is Holding the Bully's Coat: Canada and the U.S. Empire.