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Kalin Stacey is an Indigenous rights and environmental justice activist based in Kitchener-Waterloo. He has been active with both OPIRG-Toronto and Waterloo PIRG, where he continues to work with several action groups.

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    Defunding the public interest

    Some PIRG supporters fear that adopting controversial positions will provoke attack. Especially after a defunding effort, PIRGs tend to endure a chilling effect during which volunteers and staff can be seduced by “neutrality” and engage in self-censorship.