Book Launch: 'Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada' and 'Environmental Conflict & Democracy in Canada'

April 9, 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Books Provide Details on Environment and Inequality in Canada

When Bob Lovelace set out to write about the struggle of his people against uranium exploration in Ontario, he wrote it from a Canadian maximum security prison. The 61-year old grandfather, and a chief of the Ardoch Algonquin, was in prison for standing up for social justice and environmental protection. To write, Lovelace used a pencil sharpened by scraping it across the metal staircase near his cell. The first handwritten copy was ‘lost’ by the prison authorities.

Lovelace wrote again and his second copy became the prologue to one of two books by Edmonton researchers that will be celebrated at Greenwood’s Bookshoppe, Thursday, April 8. Randy Haluza-DeLay, a sociologist at The King’s University College in Edmonton, and Laurie Adkin, political scientist at the University of Alberta invite those interested in environment, social justice and democracy in Canada to the launch of the paperback editions of these two unique books.

Both books are published by UBC Press. Haluza-DeLay is a co-editor of Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada. Adkin edited Environmental Conflict & Democracy in Canada. Alberta chapters cover the Lubicon Cree, prairie farming as environmental injustice and ecological citizenship, with other chapters on water, forestry and industrialization.

Wine and light refreshments will be served! Books will be available for purchase. The launch runs 7-9pm. Greenwoods Bookshoppe is located at 7925 - 104 Street, Edmonton.


  • Gail Greenwood
    (780) 439-2005
  • Randolph Haluza-DeLay
    (780) 465-3500 ext 8063
  • Laurie Adkin
    (780) 492-0958


Greenwood’s Bookshoppe
7925 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB