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Media Advisory - Queen's University welcomes The Right Honourable Paul Martin

Thursday, November 28, 2019

KINGSTON – The Right Honourable Paul Martin is this year’s guest speaker for the Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker Series. Martin will be speaking with Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation), on the topic of Moving Forward: A Conversation on Education and Reconciliation.


The Margie and Tom Courchene Endowment Fund was established to create a permanent Speakers Series in the School of Policy Studies, to be known subsequently as the Tom Courchene Distinguished Speakers Series.

The Right Honourable Paul Martin in was Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006 and Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002. Under his leadership the Canadian Government reached an historic deal with Aboriginal people of Canada to eliminate the existing funding gaps in health, education and housing known as the Kelowna Accord. After leaving politics, Mr. Martin founded the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative focusing on elementary and secondary education for Aboriginal students and the Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Fund, an investment fund investing in Aboriginal business.


Friday, November 29
Lecture: Noon until to 1:30 pm, Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202.
Interviews: starting at 3:30 PM:  Ban Righ Hall.  Room TBD


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca