ALEX HIMELFARB is an academic and civil service Legend having spent almost 30 years serving in various departments. He was appointed Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet in 2002 and served three Prime Ministers. A former Ambassador of Canada to the Italian Republic with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Albania, the Republic of San Marino, and High Commissioner to the Republic of Malta. Outside of the government he served as the Director of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs at York University from 2009 to 2014. He now sits on several non-governmental boards, including the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, and the Atkinson foundation. He also chairs the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives and the World Wildlife Foundation Canada. Ever involved he splits his time between Ottawa and Toronto with his wife and Portuguese water dog.

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  • Breaking Free of Neoliberalism: Canada's Challenge

    Neoliberalism – idealizing free-market capitalism – sets the boundaries for how we are governed in Canada, no matter who is in power. Author ALEX HIMELFARB explores why these ideas persist when the need for dramatic action on issues like inequality and global warming is obvious to all.

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