Dr. David Leadbeater is an economics professor at Laurentian University, who documents the state of northern communities in Canada.
Known as the Northern Democracy Initiative, it’s an on-going, not-for-profit, academic research and knowledge mobilization project that critically examines how socio-political-economic policies are affecting resource based communities in northern Canada.
Dr. Leadbeater is currently examining the communities amalgamated into the City of Timmins in 1973 (Schumacher, South Porcupine, Porcupine, Mountjoy, Timmins), to see what the effects have been.
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