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Saturday, January 17 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Inside the House of Commons: A Conversation With Canadian MPs / Dans la Chambre des communes : une discussion avec des députés canadiens

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Have you ever wondered how (or if) the perspectives of citizens actually influence what the Canadian government does? What drives someone to be a Member of Parliament? What are the most motivating and most frustrating parts of the job? This is your chance to find out. Join us for a unique, informal discussion with sitting Members of Canada's Parliament where you can ask them to weigh in on these questions and more.

Facilitators
avatar for Ian Froude

Ian Froude

Candidate for the EWB Board of Directors

Speakers
avatar for Dean Allison

Dean Allison

Member of Parliament, Chair of Standing Comittee on Foreign Affairs & International Development
Dean Allison was elected as the first MP for the new riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook on June 28, 2004, and was re-elected with resounding majorities in the 2006 and 2008 general elections. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Economics, Dean established himself in the Hamilton and Niagara area through accumulating businesses and working for a major franchise organization. He served his community as President of the... Read More →
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Marc Garneau

Member of Parliament, Westmount--Ville-Marie, Parliament of Canada
Marc Garneau has served his country his entire professional career, beginning with the Canadian Navy and then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency, and now in political life. | | Marc Garneau began his service to Canada as a Navy combat systems engineer on HMCS Algonquin from 1974 to 1976.  He was promoted to Commander in 1982 while at Staff College and was transferred to Ottawa in 1983. In... Read More →
avatar for Hélène Laverdière

Hélène Laverdière

Member of Parliament, NDP
Hélène Laverdière holds a doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of Bath in England. She speaks French, English, Spanish and a bit of Mandarin Chinese. After a brief period of research and teaching at Université Laval's Sociology department, Hélène entered Canada's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992 as a foreign service officer. She was posted to various locations, including Washington... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

Attendees (85)