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Dyer talks about how automation is stealing jobs May 24

Jennifer Fehr, FVRL


rexit in Britain. Trump in America. The populist revolt continues, fueled by the belief that foreigners are stealing the good jobs. But what's really killing the jobs is automation, argues Gwynne Dyer.


The noted Canadian author and journalist will make his case at an upcoming lecture in Maple Ridge. Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) presents “The Trump Era: Barking Up the Wrong Tree” on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Ridge Public Library (22470 Dewdney Trunk Road). This is a free event; please register at


Gwynne Dyer’s lecture is a highlight of the FVRL events calendar. Every year the library brings guest authors and speakers to communities throughout the Fraser Valley. “We’re delighted to host a journalist of Gwynne Dyer’s calibre at the library,” says FVRL CEO Scott Hargrove. “It’s part of our commitment to deliver relevant and thought-provoking content to library customers.”


Gwynne Dyer is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and lecturer. He writes a twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers throughout the world. His television series War aired in 45 countries, of which the episode “The Profession of Arms” was nominated for an Academy Award. He is the author of 12 books, including War (new edition 2004); The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq (2007); Climate Wars (2008), which was based on his CBC Ideas documentary series; and Don’t Panic: ISIS, Terror and Today’s Middle East (2015). In 2010 Dyer was made an officer of the Order of Canada. More information can be found on his website,


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