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Political Junkie Café

"East Coast Represents"
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Political Junkie Café

What do you know about Canadian democracy? Did you know that Nova Scotia established Canada's first representative government two hundred and fifty years ago? Any idea what democracy has been doing since then? Come and find out at the Political Junkie Café in June, when we celebrate Democracy 250 with a discussion of Canadian politics past and present, focusing on how our political culture emerged and continues to thrive on the East Coast.

Our guests:
The Honourable Cecil Clarke, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Nova Scotia
Katherine Fierlbeck, Dalhousie University
Moderator: Simon Doyle, The Hill Times

Democracy 250
http://democracy250.ca/

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Library and Archives Canada: Political Junkie Café June 4, 2008

East Coast Represents

I'm Donna Sianchuk; I'm Director General for Programs at Library and Archives Canada.

The monthly series presented by the LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy, no longer a new, but now an ongoing program here at Library and Archives that supports the institution's mandate to serve as the continuing memory of Canadians and the Government of Canada. I hope you will have the opportunity this summer to visit our exhibit, 1783 Subject or Citizen. The Treaty of Paris is another good example of our mandate. 1783 is being shown just down the hall from Anne of Green Gables, which we launched earlier this evening for those who were here for that opening. Read more

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