Parliament 2011Preparing for Uncertain Election Outcomes in a Parliamentary Democracy

A Forum Exploring Parliamentary Democracy in Contemporary Canada

A free public event featuring a multi-partisan panel. Panelists will discuss how our current constitutional conventions prepare us for an uncertain election, whether we should re-think our current conventions…and much more. The discussion will feature questions from citizens at the event.

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Bill Graham P.C., Q.C.

Liberal Member of Parliament from 1993-2006, Mr. Graham served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defense, Leader of the Opposition and Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.  

Brian Topp

Brian Topp, President, ACTRA

Current executive director of ACTRA Toronto, Mr. Topp was formerly deputy chief of staff to Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow, and served as the NDP’s national campaign director during the 2006 and 2008 elections.

 Peter Russell 

Peter Russell Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

Peter Russell is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto where he taught political science from 1958 to his retirement in 1996. He is one of Canada’s leading constitutional experts, a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Ron Atkey

Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament (1972, 1979), Mr. Atkey served as Minister of Employment and Immigration. He later served as Chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, and Amicus Curiae to the Arar Commission. 

Moderated by Cheryl Milne, Executive Director, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
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