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Noir Canada Authors Alain Deneault and William Sacher at Trent University March 26

Public Invited to Join in Bilingual Discussion Regarding Canadian Investment in Africa

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, Peterborough 

Authors Alain Denault and William Sacher of the controversial book Noir Canada: Pillage, corruption et criminalité en Afrique will be at Trent University for an open community discussion on Thursday, March 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Otonabee College Room 203. The authors will facilitate a discussion in French and in English on this provocative new book which analyzes publicly-available national and international documents regarding several Canadian companies working in Africa, particularly in the mining and oil industries.  The book also investigates these industries’ potential links to government funding.  In addition to exploring the treatment of African people and resources, Noir Canada discusses the connection between Canadian assets (such as retirement funds, RRSP, public funds) and these corporations. This event is hosted by Francofolie: The Trent French Club, with the support of the Trent International Program (TIP) and the Departments of Modern Languages and History. There is no charge to attend this event and refreshments will be provided. 


For further information, please contact Michael Allcott, director of the Trent International Program at (705) 748-1011, ext. 1280