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.
|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
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.