As our country faces the international rise of anti-immigration populism and its underlying exclusionary nationalism, Canada is faced with complex questions such as: How does Canada balance security concerns with its commitment to open borders, an inclusive society, and a compassionate approach to refugees? Can Indigenous peoples retain their distinct political, legal, and cultural status when engaged in economic development?
Where: University of Victoria
When: November 17-19, 2017
Cost: Starting at $445 CDN for students and NGOs
The Right Honourable Kim Campbell PC, CC, OBC, QC served as Canada’s nineteenth and first female Prime Minister in 1993. She previously held cabinet portfolios as Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs. She was the first woman to hold the Justice and Defence portfolios, and the first woman to be Defence Minister of a NATO country. Ms. Campbell participated in major international meetings including the Commonwealth, NATO, the G-7 Summit, and the United Nations General Assembly.
The Right Honourable Paul Martin was Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006 and Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002.
During his tenure as Minister of Finance, he erased Canada’s deficit, subsequently recording five consecutive budget surpluses while paying down the national debt and setting Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio on a steady downward track. He was an originator of the Finance Ministers’ G-20, and in September 1999 was named its inaugural chair.