On Thursday, September 14, there will be a roundtable discussion on democratic renewal at 2:15 pm in the KTS Lecture Hall with the Honourable Karina Gould, Canada’s Minister of Democratic Institutions. If you’re interesting in attending, please email Pamela Hazel, Assistant to the President and Vice-President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minister Gould is particularly interested in discussing how the digital age impacts Canadian democracy, the consequences for Canadian elections, and how to encourage active participation in democratic life. Her hope is through conversation, to listen to the perspectives, ideas and advice of others.
For more insight into these topics/issues, feel free to read recent speeches by Minister Gould:
- Discussion on Democracy, Accountability and Citizenship in the Digital Age
- Speech at the Equal Voice Daughters of the Vote Gala
- Building a Path to Active Citizenship for Canadian Newcomers: Opportunities, Challenges, Solutions
Halifax MP Andy Fillmore will also be participating in this discussion. Together, Minister Gould and Mr. Fillmore are working on legislation to amend the Canada Elections Act this fall, among other initiatives. This roundtable is part of a series they are holding across the country to share their ideas and to receive input. We hope you can join us.