Parliament 2009: What Kind of Country Will We Have?

Can we stand to hear about one more Toronto-based event?

Parliament 2009: What Kind of Country Will We Have?
A Forum Exploring Parliamentary Democracy in Contemporary Canada

is an evening being hosted by the The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Campbell Conference Facility, Munk Centre for International Studies
Street: University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place
City/Town: Toronto, ON

Please register by emailing
by January 18, 2009.


The political crisis that occurred before the Governor General prorogued the most recent legislative session on Parliament Hill caused Canadians to seek out news & analysis to better understand our political system.

The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy, in partnership with the University of Toronto Munk Centre, has organized a free Citizens’ Forum where representatives from the three major political parties can express their views on the ‘crisis’ & how they believe things will unfold once Parliament resumes on the 26th.

Panelists will discuss the ‘basics’ of Parliamentary Democracy, parliamentary procedure, political strategy, minority governments & more. The discussion will wrap with questions from the floor.

Event organizers are honoured to announce the following panelists:

  • Patrick Boyer, Q.C. , Member of Parliament (1984-1993), Academic & Author
  • Robin Sears, Communications & Public Affairs Advisor, Former Director of the New Democratic Party, Former Chief of Staff to Bob Rae (1985-1990) & Former Diplomat
  • Sean Conway, Member of Provincial Parliament (1975-2003), Former Minister of Education, Mines, Skills Development and Colleges and Universities, Public Policy Advisor & Academic
  • Hon. Pauline Browes, P.C. Member of Parliament (1984-1993), Former Minister of Environment, Employment and Immigration and Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Please note that event popularity & venue capacity require all attendees to RSVP in advance. There is also a Facebook page for this event.

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