On November 29th, prominent politicians Honourable Jane Philpott and Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould join us to reflect on their experience in federal politics, particularly around the ministerial roles that they both held – they will explore the important things they accomplished, some of the challenges they faced, and the significant work that is still to be done. With a passion for true reconciliation in Canada, Ms. Wilson-Raybould and Ms. Philpott have both worked extensively on policy areas related to Indigenous reconciliation. In their workshop, they will explore this important policy file, discuss the progress that was made, and explore some of the many ways that we might move forward in the future.
In the 2019 federal election, Ms. Philpott and Ms. Wilson-Raybould decided to shed traditional party constraints. They used unique campaigning methods, reached new audiences of voters and learned a lot about how the system works on the ground without central party support. Some of this approach was inspired by Teardown, a provocative and thoughtful challenging of the Canadian political system by Dave Meslin, a longtime community organizer and fair voting advocate. In the afternoon, workshop participants will be joined by Dave Meslin himself to explore some advantages and disadvantages of our current democratic setup, how we might improve democratic performance and public engagement, and how we might start to fix Canadian democracy from the ground up.
If you are interested in a different approach to politics, you will want to take part in this thought-provoking and inspiring workshop.