Event Alert and Photo Opportunity: Canada's "Parliamentarian of the Year" unveiled today



    Maclean's magazine, in association with The Dominion Institute, to host
    second-annual Parliamentarian of the Year Awards in Ottawa, Nov. 21,
    2007. Media are invited to attend.

    Winners to be highlighted in special issue hitting newsstands Nov. 22,
    2007.

    TORONTO, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - Maclean's magazine proudly announces the
second-annual "Parliamentarian of the Year" awards on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007
at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Celebrated in association with The
Dominion Institute, these awards will honour Canada's top MPs, as voted by
their peers in the House of Commons. In addition to the individual selected as
Parliamentarian of the Year, five MPs will also be honoured at the celebration
- and in the magazine hitting newsstands starting Thursday, Nov. 22 - in the
following categories:

    
    -   Most Collegial
    -   Best Orator
    -   Most Knowledgeable
    -   Hardest Working
    -   Best Constituent Representative

    The survey allowed the country's MPs the opportunity to recognize and
honour their peers - across party lines - for their performance in the House
of Commons and in fulfilling their duties as Members of Parliament.

    Event Details

    Date:        Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
    Location:    Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
    Time:        6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Media RSVP   Jacqueline Segal, 416-764-4125,
    Required:    jacqueline.segal@rci.rogers.com
    

    How the winners have been selected

    Each MP was given the opportunity to evaluate MPs within their own Party
and within each of the other Parties against six criteria including: hardest
working; best orator; best at representing constituents; most collegial; most
knowledgeable about the issues of the day; and best overall. To ensure that
parties with more elected MPs or those parties with higher participation rates
in the study would not dominate the selection process a scoring system based
on the ordinal rank within each category was used.

    About Maclean's:

    Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine.
Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.8 million readers with strong
investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the
fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business
and culture. Visit www.macleans.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Jacqueline Segal, (416) 764-4125,
Jacqueline.segal@rci.rogers.com

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