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Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

Improving Accountability in Canadian Politics
with Honourable Justice John Gomery

Date & time

Friday, January 15, 2016
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Speaker(s)

Honourable Justice John Gomery
Former Superior Court of Quebec Judge and Public Inquiry Commissioner

Cost

This event is free

Where

John Molson Building
1450 Guy

Wheelchair accessible

No

In this one-day workshop, Honourable John H. Gomery will review the laws and practices of Canadian Commissions of Inquiry and why governments use them so frequently; he will discuss the Commission of Inquiry which he headed, the impact it has had on government administration and the fate of some of its recommendations. Its final report deplored the concentration of power in the Prime Minister’s office and the speaker hopes to provoke a discussion of the importance of this in a parliamentary system.

These issues are related to the increasing emphasis on the part of the public and journalists on transparency in government; are we witnessing a shift in power from the House of Commons to the media?


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