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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.