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MLI will mark the 175th anniversary of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s birthday with a celebration at the Canadian Museum of History

OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2016 – Did the 20th century belong to Canada? Maybe not. But Feb. 24, 2016 will certainly belong to Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Members of the media are invited to join the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for a celebration of the prime minister who opened Canada to the world’s best and brightest, oversaw the great westward expansion, fought for French Canadians, and articulated an economic vision that should inspire us today. It’s time to celebrate a man whose statesmanship and political skills were unmatched in Canadian history, the man who dreamt that “Canada shall be the star towards which all men who love progress and freedom shall come.”

This event, taking place at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. will feature a panel discussion that will include former interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, The Honourable Bob Rae, with historian Patrice Dutil and Montreal business leader Michel Kelly-Gagnon.

Historian and author Charlotte Gray will moderate.

  • What: A celebration of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
  • When: Feb. 24, 2016
  • Where: Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC

If your organization would like to cover this event, please contact Mark Brownlee, communications manager, at 613-482-8327 x105 or email at mark.brownlee@macdonaldlaurier.ca.

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The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is the only non-partisan, independent national public policy think tank in Ottawa focusing on the full range of issues that fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government.

For more information, please contact Mark Brownlee, communications manager, at 613-482-8327 x105 or email at mark.brownlee@macdonaldlaurier.ca.

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