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Friday, January 15 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Inside the House of Commons: A Conversation with Canadian MPs

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Have you ever wondered how (or if) the perspectives of citizens actually influence what the Canadian government does? What drives someone to be a Member of Parliament? What are the most motivating and most frustrating parts of the job? This is your chance to find out. Join us for a unique, informal discussion with sitting Members of Canada's Parliament where you can ask them to weigh in on these questions and more.

Moderators
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Alexandra Conliffe

VP Operations, EWB
Alexandra Conliffe is EWB's VP Operations. Previously, Alex was a Senior Policy Analyst at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Canada's agriculture negotiator at the United Nations climate change negotiations. She worked interdepartmentally on issues related to global food security... Read More →

Speakers
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Dean Allison

MP, Conservative Party of Canada
Mr. Allison was first elected in 2004 and was just re-elected for the new riding of Niagara West. He has been a long-time EWB Champion, the current Deputy Critic for International Development and is the former Chair of the House of Commons Liaison Committee and the Standing Committee... Read More →
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David Christopherson

MP, New Democratic Party of Canada
Mr. Christopherson was also first elected in 2004 and was again re-elected in Hamilton Centre - Hamiltonians have elected him consecutively for the past 30 years, beginning first as a city councillor. He is the Deputy Leader of the NDP and former Cabinet Minister in the Ontario Provincial... Read More →
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Filomena Tassi

MP, Liberal Party of Canada
Ms. Tassi was just elected for the first time to the House of Commons and brings to the panel a fresh perspective on serving as a new Member of Parliament for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas. She  has been a corporate lawyer and previously served as a Chaplain at Bishop Tonnos Secondary... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Sheraton Hotel, Ballroom Centre (Second Floor)