Free Speech and Liberty Symposium
December 7 – Ottawa, Ontario
Freedom of speech is not just important – it is, in fact, the foundation of an open and free society. In Canada, however, as in other countries in the Western World, this and other basic freedoms are under attack under the pretext of protecting and promoting human rights.
Join us in Ottawa December 7 as we survey Canada’s historic commitment to individual liberty and how current government practices conflict with that proud tradition. Learn how, by suppressing free speech, human rights laws are actually undermining human rights in Canada and abroad. Examine the prospects for reversing the tide and learn from the experts what you can do to help.
Brian Lee Crowley – Past President and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies and author of the new book Fearful Symmetry – The Rise and Fall of Canada’s Founding Values
Barbara Kay – National Post columnist
Peter Stockland – Former editor of the Montreal Gazette and currently Executive Director of the Centre for Cultural Renewal
Karen Selick – Senior Counsel at the Canadian Constitution Foundation
Joseph C. Ben-Ami – President of the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies
Bjorn Larsen – President of the International Free Press Society – Canada
John Robson – Radio commentator and Ottawa Citizen columnist
Richard Bastien – Director of the National Capital chapter of the Catholic Civil Rights League and member of the board of CIVITAS
Gerry Nicholls – Former Senior Executive with the National Citizens Coalition and publisher of LibertasPost.ca
and many more distinguished panelists – including MPs and policy-makers…
|Date:||December 7, 2009|
|Time:||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Location:||Crowne Plaza Hotel
101 Lyon Street
|Registration Fees:||$75.00 Early Bird (until November 20, 2009)
$95.00 after November 20, 2009
$25.00 for students
Note: All prices include lunch plus registrants will receive free admission to a dinner/debate from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Parliament Restaurant, 101 Sparks Street in Ottawa sponsored by the Société Macdonald-Cartier Society entitled The conservative movement at a crossroads: Lessons from the past, directions for the future. Panel speakers include: Gerry Nicholls, John Robson, Joseph C. Ben-Ami, and Don Lenihan Ph.D. President, Engagement – Public Policy Forum.
If you care about freedom and the future of Canada you don’t want to miss this event!
For more information send us an email at [email protected].