Results from four new national opinion polls of Canadians' views on threats to democracy to be released during Tenth Annual Trudeau Foundation Conference
MONTREAL, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - In Montreal, from 21 to 23 November 2013, the Tenth Annual Trudeau Foundation Conference will be the venue for a national conversation on the four cornerstones critical to promoting and protecting democracy in the 21st century that are the Trudeau Foundation's areas of action: international relations, the environment, human rights and responsible citizenship.
No question is more vital than that of democracy as it is threatened on all sides, whether by growing inequality, by environmental degradation, by governments' dwindling capacity to manoeuvre in a global economy, or by repeated damage to human rights and dignity. The Tenth Annual Trudeau Foundation Conference is an opportunity to pause, regroup and make time for the important task of evaluating the risks at their true value and thinking about their root causes. It is also a valuable opportunity to consider the most promising solutions, share ideas that have proven their worth and build bridges between different approaches and between the people who have inspired them.
|WHAT:||Democracy in the 21st Century - the Tenth Annual Trudeau Foundation Conference, with topics ranging from Indigenous rights in an ever-evolving Canada, to political shifts resulting form environmental changes, tensions between international financial markets and the common good, and citizens' search for justice. Plus: results of four new polls that provide intriguing new insight on how Canadians perceive different aspects of democracy.|
|WHEN:||21-23 November 2013|
|WHERE:||The Westin Montréal, 207 Saint Antoine Street West, Montreal, Quebec|
|WHO:|| Keynote speeches and panel discussions with renowned Canadian and international experts on critical issues related to democracy, including:
A limited number of free seats are still available for pre-registration on the Foundation's website: www.trudeaufoundation.ca/2013conference. Full speakers list and conference program available online.
SOURCE: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
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