Democracy à la Maude

Maude Barlow is a crusading warrior for social justice and the leader of Canada's largest citizens' rights group, the Council of Canadians. This feature film portrays Barlow's progress from young Ottawa housewife, quietly reading Germaine Greer alone at home, to outspoken activist, locking horns with such formidable opponents as media magnate Conrad Black and Thomas D'Aquino of the Business Council on National Issues. On the front lines in the battle against the Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), Barlow cautions against "the rise of corporate rule”, arguing that such agreements enhance the international mobility of corporations at the expense of Canadian social programs and jobs.

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Film Credits

director
Patricia Kearns
producer
Annette Clarke
Signe Johansson
writer
Erna Buffie
cinematography
Zoe Dirse
Barry Perles
sound
Marie-France Delagrave
editing
Alison Burns
sound editing
Marie-Claude Gagné
re-recording
Jean Paul Vialard
Geoffrey Mitchell
narrator
Geneviève Steele
music
Jeff Johnston

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