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**All Speakers Series Cancelled Due to Covid 19

effective March 13 until further notice**

Held on Mondays of most months, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Dr. NW.

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.

Free for CALL members; no registration required; non-members $5 at the door.

Free Parking.

All welcome.  We look forward to seeing you.

Coordinator: Audrey Doerr PhD

Join us for the

2020 season of Public Policy Speaker Series

MARCH:  Join us for a special, three-part mini-series presented by Audrey Doerr, PhD.

Audrey is a former academic who has published in the fields of Canadian government, Canadian federalism and Indigenous policy.

She has also held senior positions in policy development and management with the federal government. 

The mini-series will examine:

Canadian Federalism in 2020

Dates: March 11, 18, 25
Time: 1:00 - 2:30PM
Where: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Dr. NW

Wed. March 11: Canadian Federalism: Where are we going?

  • How events and political issues have shaped Canadian federalism.
  • The ongoing challenge of balancing regional interests among many competing demands.
  • Some thoughts for the future

Wed. March 18: Is Alberta the lone cowboy of Confederation?

  • How provincial politics and economy and national policies have generated political protest movements and parties in Alberta
  • Alberta has been trying to get a "fair deal" in Confederation for a long time. What would be a fair deal for Alberta?

Wed. March 25: How does Indigenous government fit in Canadian federalism?

  • The main constitutional and policy initiatives supporting indigenous self-government, from the 1980s to the present
  • Current forms of indigenous government across Canada
  • Ongoing legal issues and political developments

Past Presentations

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public

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