Dr. David Leadbeater is an associate professor of economics at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario; and the Coordinator of the Northern Democracy Initiative. To date, the focus of Dr. Leadbeater’s academic research projects have been on the following communities in northern Canada:
1) Elliot Lake, Ontario: The affects of a uranium mine closure on the community of Elliot Lake using tracking and adjustment surveys (completed 1998).
2) McKenzie River Valley, North West Territories: The socio-economic impacts and alternatives of the McKenzie River Gas Project proposal (completed 2007).
3) Sudbury, Ontario: A book that examines the issues of globalization, labour and resistance in the Sudbury mining basin (completed 2008).
4) Timmins, Ontario: The affects of municipal amalgamation on Timmins and communities forced to consolidate into a city (ongoing since 2014).
Dr. LeadBeater has also edited two books with Fernwood Publishing: https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/authors/view/david-leadbeater