2012 Parliamentary Democracy

The Parliament We Want: Parliamentary Reform in 2012

Parliament 2012

A Forum Exploring Parliamentary Democracy in Contemporary Canada

A free public event featuring a multi-partisan panel. Panelists will discuss the course to build on Canada’s historic parliamentary traditions, aiming to ensure that the House of Commons and the Senate will operate most effectively and will provide a clear plan to energize both vital institutions, and Canadians. The discussion will feature questions from citizens at the event.

Hon. Michael Chong PC, MP

The Conservative Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, Mr. Chong was first elected to Parliament in 2004. In 2006, Michael served in the federal cabinet as President of the Queen’s Privy Council, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport.

Sean Conway

A member of the the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for 28 years, Mr. Conway served in the cabinet of Premier David Peterson (1985-90), holding the positions of Minister of Education, Minister of Colleges and Universities, Minister of Mines and Government House Leader.

Alison Loat

Alison is the co-founder and executive director of Samara, an organization that works to strengthen political engagement in Canada. She is also a fellow and instructor at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, and is the president-elect of the Canadian Club of Toronto.

Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin is anchor and senior editor of “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” TVO’s flagship current affairs program. He is also the author of a number of critically acclaimed books including “The Life: The Seductive Call of Politics”, “The Dark Side: The Personal Price of a Political Life” and “Public Triumph, Private Tragedy: The Double Life of John P. Robarts.

Daniel Tisch – Moderator
Daniel Tisch is a Past-Chair of the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (2004-2007). Currently president of Argyle Communications, a leading national public relations firm, Dan is a frequent media commentator and blogger on political communication. Earlier in his career, he served in senior policy and communications roles in the Canadian government.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Munk School of Global Affairs

1 Devonshire Place

Time: 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm

Sponsored by

The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy

& The Munk School of Global Affairs