Andrew Jackson spent most of his career as Chief Economist and Director of Social and Economic Policy with the Canadian Labour Congress. Since retiring from the CLC in 2012 he has been senior policy adviser to the Broadbent Institute, and spent two years as the Packer Visiting Professor of Social Justice at York University. He is currently an adjunct research professor at Carleton University. He writes a regular column for the Globe and Mail Report on Business and is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Work and Labour in Canada: Critical Issues, which is now in its third edition with Canadian Scholars Press.
Fiona Jeffries holds a PhD in Communication Studies and did post-doctoral studies at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the City University of New York. She has been involved in numerous alternative media and grassroots social justice projects. She teaches in the Human Rights program at Carleton University and is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities at Simon Fraser University.
El Jones is a poet, professor, community advocate, and prison abolitionist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was the fifth Poet Laureate of Halifax, and the fifteenth Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is a co-founder of the Black Power Hour, a radio show collective with prisoners on CKDU 88.1 FM. Her book of poetry and essays about state violence, Canada Is So Polite, is forthcoming from Gaspereau Press.