Resolution: “This House believes that Parliament has been thrown under the Omnibus”
Details: Do you think Canada’s current Parliament enjoys the same level of discourse and critical decision-making as it has in years past? Or are decisions made elsewhere, relating Parliament to a secondary chamber?
The Hart House Churchill Debate is one Canada’s premier debating events. This year Kevin Page, Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer will be joining us to discuss the follow resolution: “This House believes that Parliament has been thrown under the Omnibus”
When: Wed, Mar. 6 at 7:45 pm
Where: Music Room, Hart House
Cost: Free / Register online here
Maclean’s Magazine article ‘Kevin Page might well be the best friend the Canadian taxpayer has’ (Fri. Feb. 2, 2013)
Kevin Page was appointed Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer on March 25, 2008. Mr. Page has 27 years of experience in the federal public service. He has worked extensively in the economic and fiscal community at the three main central agencies, including Finance Canada, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Privy Council Office. He has also worked for other departments including Fisheries and Oceans, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada and Human Resources and Social Development Canada.
Since 1924 Hart House formal debates have been the premier forum of debate and discussion at the University of Toronto. The debates are led off by some of the best student debaters in the world and also provide opportunity for all in attendance to express their views. The debates conclude with a prominent guest speaker, often newsmakers, journalists, or academics, providing their perspective on the resolution.