2009 Scheduled Events

Monday, May 18 - (Victoria Day) - Canada after the Queen: Options and opportunities - Free talk and forum about the growth of public opinion for ending the monarchy and what Canada should be doing to prepare for a republic.

Among prominent guest speakers:

Peter Donolo (Political strategist, pollster) ~ Peter Donolo is the former Director of Communications for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien from 1993 to 1999 and current executive VP and partner of The Strategic Counsel. An outspoken republican, Donolo stated in a 2002 Maclean's interview that the monarchy makes Canada look like a "colonial outpost" to other industrialized nations.

Alan Park (Comedian) - The monarchy is a frequent target of comic and satirist Alan Park, who has headlined in comedy clubs across North America. Park is a regular cast member on CBC's Air Farce LIVE and has also starred in CBC's Comics, CTV and the Comedy Network's Comedy Now! and has appeared on his own Just For Laughs Gala.

Randall White, PhD (Author, policy analyst) ~ The author of a number of books on Canadian history and politics, including: 'Is Canada Trapped in a Time Warp?: Political Symbols in the Age of the Internet.' White's article 'Let's elect our head of state' was recently seen in the April 26th edition of the Toronto Star.

The Master of Ceremonies this year is Phil Taylor of CIUT's The Taylor Report

Date and Time: Monday, May 18, 1pm - 4 pm.

Admission: Free (donations accepted). Refreshments included.

Location: Metro Hall (rotunda, main floor), 55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6 - South-east corner of King and John, two blocks east of Spadina). Public Transit: subway to St. Andrew, then walk through "PATH" to Metro Hall or walk above ground 2 blocks west.  Map

CCR volunteers: Download our poster/flyer. If you live in Toronto or Southern Ontario, plaster your school or office with them!






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