Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Stephen Harper's Conservative Government - anti-democratic? From the re-distribution of seats in parliament, to senate reform, and the use of a tight leash: the Harper government and the uses and abuses of democratic institutions.


Sean Conway is a policy advisor with Gowlings law firm. He is also director of the Institute for Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University. Mr. Conway served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for 28 years, from 1975 to 2003, as a Liberal MPP.

Tim Powers is vice-president of Summa Communications. He has served as the director of Policy and Research to the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Peter Russell has been a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto since 1958, and taught for two years at Makerere University in Uganda. His recent publications include, Constitutional Odyssey and The Clash of Rights.

Rick Anderson is is CEO of ASCI-Anderson Strategic Consulting Inc. He has also served as campaign manager or strategic advisor for numerous general election and leadership campaigns and candidates in the Liberal and Reform parties.

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