Sick Business: Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz with Joshua Knelman

Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz and Joshua Knelman

Sick Business: Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz with Joshua Knelman

Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz and Joshua Knelman

3:30pm

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Uncover the shocking truth behind two global-wide industries, and the morally ambiguous business practices and politics that have prioritized profit over public health for decades. In riveting conversation, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas Frantz and former private investigator Catherine Collins expose the unappetizing truth about the international salmon farming industry in Salmon Wars: The Dark Underbelly of our Favorite Fish. A decade ago, farmed Atlantic salmon replaced tuna as the most popular fish on North America’s dinner tables. We are told salmon is healthy and environmentally friendly, but you’ll learn the reality is disturbingly different. Award-winning author and founding member of The Walrus magazine Joshua Knelman ventures into the heart of the tobacco industry, with Firebrand: A Tobacco Lawyer’s Journey. Told through the globe-trotting narrative of a young lawyer recruited by Big Tobacco at the start of the new millennium, you’ll discover through the paradoxes of capitalism why perhaps cigarettes should never have been available as a mass-market product at all.

Moderated by Richard Stursberg.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 1 at 3:30pm ET
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Uncover the shocking truth behind two global-wide industries, and the morally ambiguous business practices and politics that have prioritized profit over public health for decades. In riveting conversation, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas Frantz and former private investigator Catherine Collins expose the unappetizing truth about the international salmon farming industry in Salmon Wars: The Dark Underbelly of our Favorite Fish. A decade ago, farmed Atlantic salmon replaced tuna as the most popular fish on North America’s dinner tables. We are told salmon is healthy and environmentally friendly, but you’ll learn the reality is disturbingly different. Award-winning author and founding member of The Walrus magazine Joshua Knelman ventures into the heart of the tobacco industry, with Firebrand: A Tobacco Lawyer’s Journey. Told through the globe-trotting narrative of a young lawyer recruited by Big Tobacco at the start of the new millennium, you’ll discover through the paradoxes of capitalism why perhaps cigarettes should never have been available as a mass-market product at all.

Moderated by Richard Stursberg.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 1 at 3:30pm ET
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Featured Authors

Before leaving journalism for a career as a private investigator specializing in international financial fraud, Catherine Collins was a reporter and foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and a contributor to The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. She has written several nonfiction books with her husband, Douglas Frantz, including The Man from Pakistan and Death on the Black Sea. Douglas Frantz is a former managing editor of the Los Angeles Times and shared a Pulitzer Prize as a foreign correspondent at The New York Times. After his career in journalism, he was chief investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, an assistant secretary of state in the Obama administration, and deputy secretary-general at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. He has written several nonfiction books with his wife, Catherine Collins, including Fallout and Celebration, U.S.A.

Read more about Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz

Joshua Knelman is an award-winning author, a founding member of The Walrus magazine, and the recipient of multiple National Magazine Awards. His writing has appeared in The Walrus, Toronto Life, National Post and The Globe and Mail. His debut true crime bestseller, Hot Art, earned the Crime Writers of Canada Best Non-Fiction Book Award and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. He lives in Toronto.

Read more about Joshua Knelman

3:30pm

Saturday, October 1, 2022

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