MEDIA ADVISORY: Constructive Dissent: A Relic of Canada's Parliamentary Past?

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014

The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Social Sciences invites members of the media to attend the second panel of the iVote-jeVote series, titled “Constructive Dissent: A Relic of Canada's parliamentary past?”

During this hour and a half bilingual event presented by the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair, parliamentarians, media personalities and academics will contextualize, discuss and debate the centralization of power in party politics in Canada, its repercussions for parliamentary democracy and the impact/utility of the Reform Act in improving and ultimately, changing the current state of affairs.  Moderated by Kevin Page, Canada's first parliamentary budget officer and now Chairholder of the JLP, this event promises to be an engaging forum in which to address a critical issue.

WHAT:      Panel on  “Constructive Dissent: A Relic of Canada's Parliamentary Past?”
WHEN:      Tuesday, November 25, at 7 p.m.
WHERE:    University of Ottawa, Social Sciences Building, Room 4007 (120 University| map)

The panel will be comprised of:

Nik Nanos, Nanos Research
Michael Chong, MP, Conservative Party
Scott Craig, MP, New Democratic Party
Stéphane Dion, MP, Liberal Party
Manon Cornellier, journalist (moderator)
Stephen Maher, journalist (moderator) 

The first iVote-jeVote panel, a new initiative by the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair to counter the drop in voter turnout in Canada, especially among 18 to 24 year olds, was held in March of this year.

Media inquiries

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2981
Cell: 613-863-7221

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