In the form of David Bilinsky, I start this post with a lyric:
♬ power to the people, power to the people, right on ♬
As Connie posted this week our current parliamentary situation is facilitating a raft of public discussion.
Coming up in Edmonton on January 22, and presented by the Centre for Constitutional Studies, the Legal Resource Centre, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of History & Classics we have this:
Join faculty from the University of Alberta in a panel discussion addressing the recent political and constitutional turmoil in the House of Commons, as we look toward the next session of Parliament set to begin on January 26, 2009.
Moderator: Paula Simons, the Edmonton Journal.
Steve Patten, Department of Political Science, will set the political stage for the panel by discussing the “Prime Minister Harper in a Minority Parliament.”
Eric Adams, Faculty of Law, will clarify the constitutional rules and principles at stake in evaluating the actions of “Prime Minister Harper and the Governor General.”
Frédéric Boily, Campus Saint-Jean, will discuss “The view from Québec.”
James Muir, Department of History and Classics & Faculty of Law, will provide a reminder of “Coalition Government in Canada’s Political Tradition.”
Ken Munro, Department of History and Classics, will examine “The Past and Future of the Crown in Canada.”
Thursday, January 22, 2009
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Business Building, Room 4-06
University of Alberta
The session is free and open to the public.