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Effective Participation in Political Parties

May 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Catholic Conscience and the Newman Centre at the University of Toronto are presenting a panel discussion on effective participation in politics and political parties.

Join us as members of each of the major political parties will help us understand the proper roles and purposes of political parties.

Political parties and civic engagement matter. The visions for society that parties support have an enormous effect on nations, particularly when they take up the reins of power. How do we, as citizens, engage with parties, and help shape those visions? How can engaged citizens make a difference in the political process?

Our panel will be discussing these issues and more on May 30th. Practical (and non-partisan) advice for effective membership will be discussed.

Panelists include:

  • Jo-Ann Davis, former TCDSB chair and 2018 Liberal MPP Candidate for University-Rosedale
  • Brendan Steven, former speechwriter for Conservative Finance Minister Joe Oliver
  • Dave Szollosy, former president OECTA, and 2018 NDP MPP candidate for York Simcoe
  • Nick Wright, member of the Governing Board of the Law Society of Ontario and 2014, 2015 Green Party candidate

This is one part of a multi-part series by Catholic Conscience and the Newman Centre on Catholic civic participation, in the lead-up to this year’s federal election.

This event is free and open to everyone. No tickets are required.

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May 30, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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