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 Saint Paul University, Room L120, 233 Main Street
June 26, 2017 Pearson Stephen Azzi Saint Paul University, Room L120, 233 Main Street
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

June 26: Lester B Pearson, with Dr. Stephen Azzi
7:00 p.m., Saint Paul University, Room L120, 233 Main Street
Dr. Stephen Azzi will be helping us better understand the life and times of Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Prize winner and prime minister in two productive minority governments in the 1960s. Stephen is associate professor of political management, history, and political science at Carleton University, where he is supervisor of the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management.

Past sessions:
May 29: Sir Robert Borden, with Greg Donaghy
March 28: Prime Minister Laurier, with Dr. Richard Clippingdale
April 24: Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, with Dr. Phillippe Azzie

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