Canada: Nation or Notion?

    An In Conversation with Maclean's event, featuring Malcolm Gladwell and
    Adam Gopnik, moderated by Andrew Coyne

    TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - Join the conversation as two great Canadian
journalists, staff writers at The New Yorker, battle it out with wit and
humour about the importance and relevance of a Canadian identity in North
America and in the world. Maclean's magazine presents a unique opportunity to
participate in this timely discussion.

    Debate:      March 30th, 2008
                 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location:    Convocation Hall, University of Toronto
                 31 King's College Circle
    Tickets:     $15.00, Maclean's subscribers and students
                 $30.00, general admission

    Tickets and information are available at
or (416) 978-8849.

    Malcolm Gladwell

    Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker and best-selling author of
"The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference" and "Blink: The
Power of Thinking Without Thinking." Gladwell joined The New Yorker as a staff
writer in 1996 and has written on a wide range of topics, including the
science of cool hunting, race and sports, physical genius, the concept of
moral hazard and health care, and the difference between puzzles and
mysteries. Gladwell currently lives in New York.

    Adam Gopnik

    Staff writer at The New Yorker and best-selling author of "Paris to the
Moon" and "Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York," Gopnik has been
writing for The New Yorker since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he
has written fiction and humor pieces, book reviews, Profiles, reporting
pieces, and more than a hundred stories for The Talk of the Town and Comment.
Gopnik became The New Yorker's art critic in 1987. Gopnik has won the National
Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism three times, and also the George
Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. Gopnik lives in New York.

    Moderator: Andrew Coyne

    Currently National Editor at Maclean's, Andrew has been an editorial
writer and columnist for The National Post, The Financial Post, The Globe and
Mail, and the Southam newspaper chain. He is the winner of two National
Newspaper Awards and the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy
Journalism. Raised in Winnipeg, Coyne graduated with a B.A. in Economics and
History from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree from the London
School of Economics.

    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

For further information:

For further information: Soomi Kwak, (416) 764-1230,; Media contact: Jacqueline Segal, (416)

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