Canada 150: Prime Ministers

The Old Ottawa East Community Association is holding a Sesquicentennial Celebration of Canada's Prime Ministers. Each month, a guest speaker will lead a discussion on a particular prime minister in a casual, informal setting. Readings will be suggested in advance but are not required for participation. Below is a tentative schedule, and dates/locations will be posted on our website as soon as they are confirmed.

Month PM Speaker Location
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Laurier Rick Clippingdale Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street, 7 pm
Monday, April 24, 2017 Macdonald Phil Azzie Saint Paul University, Room L120, 233 Main Street
Monday, May 29, 2017 Borden Greg Donaghy
June 2017 – TBC Pearson Stephen Azzi
September 2017 - TBC St. Laurent Xavier Gelinas
October 2017 - TBC King Norman Hillmer
November 2017 - TBC Pierre Trudeau Paul Litt
December 2017 - TBC Diefenbaker Michael Stevenson
January 2018 - TBC Stories on PMs Arthur Milnes
February 2018 - TBC
March 2018 - TBC
April 2018 - TBC

Monday, April 24: Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, with Dr. Phillippe Azzie
7:00 p.m., Saint Paul University, Room L120, 233 Main Street

Dr. Azzie will present the life and times of Sir John A. Macdonald. Dr. Azzie holds a PhD in political science and specializes in modern political philosophy and Canadian constitutional politics. He is currently a Senior Research Associate with Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc., a public opinion research firm in Ottawa.

In advance of the discussion, the following article may be of interest: Inside Policy

Past sessions:
Tuesday, March 28: Prime Minister Laurier, with Dr. Richard Clippingdale

A useful resource for reading about our past prime ministers is the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.