Joel Bakan

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Born in Lansing, Michigan, Joel Bakan moved in 1970 with his parents to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he graduated from Eric Hamber Secondary high school. He went on to earn a BA at Simon Fraser University (1981), and then, as a Rhodes Scholar, a BA in law from Oxford University in 1983. After receiving a Canadian law degree at ... See full bio »

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 2003 The Corporation (Documentary) (based on the book "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power" by) / (creator) / (creator) / (narration written by) / (written by)
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 2020 The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 The Corporation (Documentary) (associate producer)
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 2020 The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (Documentary) (co-director)
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 2003 The Corporation (Documentary) (research)
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 2012 Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs (Documentary)
 2012 GMO Ticking Time Bomb (Documentary short)
 2011 The Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #8.9 (2011) ... Self
 2008 Maple Flavour Films (Documentary)
 2007 Overdrawn! (Documentary)

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[illustrating the notion of 'freedom of association' in labour law] A very trite example is, what if you said to people you're allowed to play baseball but not allowed to form a team. The difference between being able to play baseball and being able to form a team is your freedom of association. Any time you want to do something with other people, freedom of association comes into play

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