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Held on Mondays of most months, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Dr. NW. Free for CALL members; no registration required; non-members $5 at the door. Free parking.

Public Policy Issues is quickly becoming a must-attend CALL speaker series.

It features prominent speakers on a wide variety of current and timely topics with a national and international focus, followed by a lively Q and A session.

We look forward to seeing you.

Coordinator: Audrey Doerr

Monday February 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Dr. NW

Women in Politics: Rachel Notley

    • Factors that help and hinder women's participation in politics
    • Notley's leadership style
    • Changes in Alberta’s political culture

Speaker: Dr. Melanee Thomas, Associate Professor in the Political Science Dept. at the U of C, who has published extensively on women's participation and influence in politics and their leadership styles and roles.


    • How strong was the influence of Notley’s family (father) on her political ambitions?
    • What have been the biggest changes in the legislature and the administration as a result of her leadership? 
    • How does Notley measure up to other women premiers? 
    • Why do so few women premiers win second terms? 

Monday, March 25, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Key Issues in the 2019 Alberta Election Campaign

• What the political parties are saying (and doing) about the Trans Mountain pipeline
• What the political parties are saying about climate change and the carbon tax
• What voters are saying
Speaker: Lori Williams, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies, Mount Royal University

Prof. Williams teaches and studies politics, power, law, ideology, women in politics, bioethics, and political philosophy. She is a frequent media commentator.

Past Presentations

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