Great Canadian Debates: Should the Senate be abolished?

MLIGDC-774x427-10-15-V2Is the Senate an ineffective, expensive and undemocratic institution? Or are we overlooking the important work our Upper Chamber performs for our democracy?

Tasha Kheiriddin will face off against Stanley Hartt in the first event of the 2015-16 Great Canadian Debates schedule.

  • Where: The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa
  • When: Nov. 19, 2015 at 7 p.m.
  • What: The first entry in the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s 2015-16 Great Canadian Debates schedule
  • Who: Tasha Kheiriddin and Stanley Hartt

The two will take opposing sides on the motion: Canada’s Senate is beyond saving and must be abolished.

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Cost: $20/person, $15 for Students, Seniors and Museum Members, $5 extra at door

About the Great Canadian Debates

The Great Canadian Debates, organized annually by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, create a lively setting in which influential speakers can hash out some of the hottest topics Canada faces in front of a live audience.

Previous debaters include Postmedia columnist Andrew Coyne, former Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, economist William Watson, former Stephen Harper adviser Tom Flanagan, columnist and author David Frum, Globe and Mail journalist Jeffrey Simpson, former Alberta energy minister Ted Morton and former Liberal cabinet minister Sheila Copps.

The Hon. Peter Milliken, who served as speaker of the House of Commons until 2011, has in the past served as the Debates’ moderator.

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