Media Advisory - CBC Television extends deadline for submissions for Canada's Next Great Prime Minister

    TORONTO, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - Do you have the valour to become the voice of
Canada's people? Now's your chance to be seen and heard on national
television, share the stage with former prime ministers and exchange quips
with Rick Mercer, host of CANADA'S NEXT GREAT PRIME MINISTER. After an
overwhelming response from hopeful leaders eager to take on this challenge,
CBC Television is extending its deadline for submissions to Nov. 18, 2007.
    Aspiring prime ministers, aged 18 to 25, can go to to review contest requirements and check eligibility.
Visitors will be directed to the YouTube site at
and encouraged to up-load their submissions by presenting their one great
    Faced with questions from the esteemed panel of former prime ministers,
finalists will have their chance to win the hearts of the audience and secure
the honourary title of CANADA'S NEXT PRIME MINISTER.
    This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for anyone considering a future
in politics, world affairs or social policy. Last year's telecast attracted
close to one million viewers and the four finalists shared the stage with
former Canadian prime ministers: The Right Hon. Paul Martin, The Right Hon.
Brian Mulroney, The Right Hon. Kim Campbell and The Right Hon. Joe Clark.

    CANADA'S NEXT GREAT PRIME MINISTER is based on a popular nationwide
competition originated in 1995 by Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of
Magna International, in his quest to search for Canada's best and brightest
future leaders. It was launched to engage young Canadians in the political
process and to encourage them to think about ways to improve the country.

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For further information: Netta Rondinelli, Media Profile,, (416) 504-8464 ext. 286

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