It took just three weeks for Mountain Equipment Co-operative to demutualize in front of our eyes. This fait accompli was painful wake up call to the co-operative sector.
Our hope lies in what was accomplished in these three weeks, a member-led campaign with 150,000 signatures, a hugely successful GoFundMe campaign, a co-operative legal battle. Hundreds of member volunteers trying to make a difference and save a beloved social economy asset.
Tonight Each For All continues our search for answers as to how we can stop this from happening again to other co-operatives. We begin with an update on the campaign and legal ruling. Later, we return to our co-operative sector checkins to find out the important issues for co-operatives as we head into a provincial election during a pandemic and economic recovery.
- Kevin Harding – SaveMEC.ca campaign co-organizer
- John Kay, President of the board for Co-ops and Mutuals of Canada, Vice-Chair of the British Columbia Co-operative Association and CEO, Realize Strategies
- Thom Armstrong, CEO, Co-operative Housing Federation of B.C.
Shares the latest news on co-op housing developments and on the challenges facing our local housing co-ops.
- Ross Gentleman, Former GM of CCEC and a blogger on credit union matters at CuFutures.ca