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18:30 - 20:00 26 October 2015

Canada decides: discussion panel on the outcome of the Canadian general election

Location

Lecture Theatre 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Michael Hawes, CEO Fulbright Canada and Prof of Pol Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Steve Hewitt, Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham
Professor Christopher Kirkey, Political Science, State University New York at Plattsburgh
Professor Jocelyn Letourneau, History of Contemporary Quebec, Laval University
Dr Tony McCulloch, Senior Fellow in North American Studies, UCL Institute of the Americas

The Canadian general election scheduled for Monday 19 October is widely regarded as too close to call. During a very long campaign the three main parties have been neck and neck in the opinion polls and it seems unlikely that any one of them will be able to achieve an overall majority in the House of Commons. The Conservatives led by Stephen Harper have been in government since 2006 and are on the defensive following the recent onset of an economic recession and scandals affecting Conservative members of the Senate. The NDP (New Democratic Party) led by Thomas Mulcair is striving to at least hold on to its position as the Official Opposition and to consolidate its previous gains in Quebec.


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Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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