DEBATE #4: POWER CORRUPTS CANADIAN PRIME MINISTERS
May 10, 2012 at 6:30pm, Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1A2

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Our system gives enormous power to the Prime Minister, the power to appoint or not, decide or delay, deliver or fail to deliver. Is this too much power for any one person? Is it dangerous to Canadian liberties? Is it necessary for efficiency?

Moderator: J.L. Granatstein
Speakers: Sheila Copps vs Andrew Coyne

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BIOGRAPHIES

Hon. Sheila Copps was a longtime Member of Parliament from Hamilton, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Deputy Prime Minister. She is a regular columnist and media commentator.

Andrew Coyne is a columnist for Postmedia News and one of Canada's leading political commentators.

Jack Granatstein is a historian and former director of the Canadian War Museum. He writes on Canada-U.S. relations and the military.

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Moderator: Michael Bliss


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Moderator: Michael Bliss


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Speakers: Michael Bliss vs John Fraser
Moderator: J.L. Granatstein


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