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
The Taylor Report
Date and Time: Monday, May 18, 1pm - 4 pm.
Free (donations accepted). Refreshments included.
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.
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