The Case Against The Bank of Canada: Interview with Plaintiffs' Attorney Rocco Galati

In 2011, the Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) and two private citizens sued the Canadian government. The plaintiffs alleged that the Bank of Canada “is the only central bank among the G-8 countries that is a ‘public’ bank created by statute and accountable to the legislative and executive branches of Government.” They also argued that the bank’s secretive dealings and particular accounting practices further undermine the ability of the government to meet its constitutional obligations to provide economic security to the Canadian people. The case is  Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform v. Canada (2014 FC 380), and the plaintiffs' attorney is Rocco Galati. Here, he is interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Creating a Public Bank

Arizonans for a New Economy's presentation on the strengths of public banks, presented at that organization's January 8, 2015 conference.

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Arizona State Senator Steve Farley on Public Banks

At the Arizonans for a New Economy Public Banking Forum on January 8, 2015, Democratic Senator Steve Farley, who is working with Republican Senator David Farnsworth on bipartisan public banking legislation in Arizona, talks about his "passion" for public banking.

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Public Forum: The Possibilities for a Public Bank in Seattle

State Senator Bob Hasagawa, Wayne Lau, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, Nick Licata, Seattle City Councilmember, Karl Beitel, Director, Public Bank Project, Thomas Keidel, Federation of German Banks, and Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Public Banking Institute discuss the possibility of a public bank in Seattle, Washington.

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New Mexico: Digging Deeper in to Public Banking

Video from 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico workshop on public banking featuring Ellen Brown, Thomas Keidel, Gwen Hallsmith, Mike Krauss, and David Buchholtz.

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Up & Down Theater Musical Satire on Public Banks

At the Santa Fe, New Mexico symposium in September 2014, these performers suggest that the respective fates are quite different for money deposited into private and public banks.

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The Bank of Canada: People's Bank?

At the 2012 Public Banking conference in Philadelphia, the Honorable Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Minister of National Defense and founder of Canadian Action Party, speaks on Canada's strong history of public banking and the sabotage of public banks by private interests in that country.

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Matt Taibbi at Public Banking Conference, June 2, 2013

Speaking at the 2013 Public Banking Institute conference, Matt Taibbi supports public banks and gives detailed, scathing accounts of the abusive practices of private financial entities in the United States.

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Using Existing Government Funding To Create a Public Bank in Philadelphia

Scott Baker's 2013 presentation in Philadelphia, addressing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for potential funds for a public bank.

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The Coming Monetary Revolution: Public Banking

A historical and economic overview on public banking, which reaches out to conservatives who want to support public banking but are afraid of the "governmental" aspect of public banks.

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