Event alert: Canada's Parliamentarian of the Year to be unveiled this Wednesday, Nov. 21



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

    TORONTO, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Maclean's magazine will celebrate the
second-annual Parliamentarian of the Year awards on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007
at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Attended by Members of Parliament,
some of the country's most prominent journalists and other Canadians of note,
the event will honour Canada's top MPs, as voted by their peers in the House
of Commons. In addition to the individuals selected as Parliamentarian of the
Year, five MPs will also be honoured 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, Ballroom
                1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario
    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.
    Award winners will be highlighted in a special issue of Maclean's hitting
newsstands Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007.

    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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