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Queen's University
 

Conference Program

Room 200, West Block, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa
 

Wednesday evening, June 9:

from 5:30 p.m.     Registration
6 p.m.                 Reception, Buffet Supper
7 p.m.                 Assessing the Canadian Crown: Perceptions, Realities, Challenges
                         
 
Chair: Senator Hugh Segal

Opening Remarks:     The Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration &
                                Multiculturalism
Presentation:             Senator Serge Joyal, The Crown and Prime Ministerial Government
                                 -- La Couronne et un gouvernement par le Premier ministre

Panel Discussion:      Jonathan Malloy, Canadian Study of Parliament Group
                                David E. Smith, Universities of Saskatchewan & Regina
                                Jennifer Smith, Dalhousie University
                                Michael Valpy, The Globe and Mail
 

Thursday, June 10:

8 a.m.            Continental Breakfast
Speaker:        Christopher McCreery, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova
                     Scotia
                          The Crown and Honours: Getting It Right

9 -- 10:30 a.m.      David Smith, Universities of Saskatchewan & Regina
Session 1:                The Crown and the Constitution: Sustaining Democracy?
                     
      
Discussants: Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
                                                Hon. Henry Jackman, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
                                                Lori Turnbull, Dalhousie University

10:45 -- 12      Lynda Haverstock, former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and
Session 2:      Michael Jackson, University of Regina
                           The Crown in the Provinces: Canada's Compound Monarchy
                      Discussants: Peter Boyce, University of Tasmania, Australia
                                          Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

12:15 p.m.      Luncheon
Speaker:         Patrick Monahan, York University
                          The Constitutional Role of the Governor General

2 -- 3:30 p.m.     Peter Boyce, University of Tasmania, Australia, and Noel Cox, Auckland
Session 3:         University of Technology, New Zealand
                             "The Crown Down Under": Issues and Trends in Australia and New
                             Zealand

                         Discussant: David E. Smith, Universities of Saskatchewan & Regina

3:45 -- 5 p.m.     David Arnot, Chief Commissioner, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
Session 4:              The Crown and the First Nations: Historical Reality, Future Promise
                         Discussants: Noel Cox, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

5:15 p.m.     Conclusion

Chair:                      Senator Lowell Murray
Rapporteur:              Rudyard Griffiths
Closing Remarks:     Senator Serge Joyal and Senator Hugh Segal

6 -- 7 p.m.     Closing Reception

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