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Red-tape and corporate crime

2010-03-19

Laureen Snider

Queen’s sociologist and corporate crime expert, Laureen Snider can speak to the relative merits of government red-tape. She cautions that The Red Tape Commission set up by the Harris Conservatives after the 1995 election has been identified as one of the factors producing the Walkerton disaster and says, “Deregulation is implicated in many of the latest string of financial scandals.” Dr. Snider is the author of Bad Business: Corporate Crime in Canada (Nelson, 1993) and "Resisting Neo-Liberalism: The Poisoned Water Disaster in Walkerton, Ontario," Social and Legal Studies, V5 (2): 27-47, 2003.

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