Montreal Millenium Summit - Schedule for April 20, 2010

The National Forum: Quebec as a host

MONTREAL, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Schedule is subject to change

    9:30 - 10 a.m. Welcome

    10 - 10:20 a.m. Opening remarks

      Jean-François Lépine, master of ceremonies and reporter, Société Radio-
      Canada (TV)
      Sam Hamad, minister of Employment and Social Solidarity of Quebec,
      minister of Labour of Quebec, minister responsible for national Capital
      Daniel Germain, founding president, Club des Petits Déjeuners du
      Québec, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Montreal Millennium Summit

    10:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session I: Poverty reduction strategies across

      Keynote speaker on the Quebec model to fight against poverty and social

        Alain Noël, president of the Center of study on poverty and social
        exclusion and professor of political science at Université de

    Projection of Vote Out Poverty, a video produced by Deveaux-Babin
    Productions for an event co-sponsored by Make Poverty History and the
    Ontario Coalition for Social Justice

    Participants: The Honourable Gord Mackintosh, minister, Manitoba Ministry
                  of Family Services and Consumer Affairs
                  Aisling Gogan, former and original director of the Poverty
                  Reduction Strategy Division, Department of Human Resources,
                  Labour and Employment, Government of Newfoundland and
                  Marie-Renée Roy, director of the general department of
                  politics strategic analysis of the ministry of Employment
                  and Social Solidarity of Quebec and co-author of the book
                  Pauvreté et exclusion sociale: Partage d'expériences entre
                  Wallonie et Québec
                  Ghislain Picard, regional Chief of the Assembly of First
                  Nations of Quebec and Labrador
                  Seth Klein, director of the Canadian Centre for Policy
                  Alternatives in British Columbia
                  Peter Clutterbuck, research and community planning
                  coordinator, Social Planning Network of Ontario
                  Damien Arseneault, president of the consultative committee
                  on the fight against poverty and social exclusion
                  Dean Allison, MP for Niagara-West-Glanbrook, former
                  chairman, House of Commons Standing Committee on Human
                  Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of
                  Persons with Disabilities

                  Question period

    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Lunch: At the table campaign
                       Presentation of the At the table campaign
                       Patrick Beauduin, vice-president and chief of creation
                       at Cossette Communications launches the discussion

                       Meal and exchanges around the themes
                       Return of the discussions and presentation of
                       strategies for mobilisation of population for broad
                       social issues
                       Patrick Beauduin, Cossette Communications

    2:30 - 4 p.m. Session II: Civil society concerns regarding G8/G20 issues

      Moderator:       His Excellency Raymond Chrétien, former ambassador of
                       Canada to France, United States, Belgium, Mexico and
                       the Congo

      Participants:    Dennis Howlett, national coordinator, Make Poverty
                       Désirée McGraw, executive director, Jeanne Sauvé
                       Foundation and co-founder of Al Gore's Climate Project
                       in Canada
                       Kel Currah, Executive Director for What World
                       Strategies and Chair of the G8 & G20 Global Working
                       Andrew Cooper, Associate Director and Distinguished
                       Fellow, The Centre for International Governance
                       John Ruthrauff, senior manager of member advocacy,
                       Mark Entwistle, senior advisor for Canada, G8 & G20,
                       ONE Foundation

                       Question period

    4 - 4:15 p.m. Break

    4:15 - 5 p.m. Session III: The key moments of environmental issues in

      Participants:    The Honourable Christine Stewart, former minister of
                       Environment of Canada during the negotiations of the
                       Kyoto Protocol
                       The Honourable Stéphane Dion, former minister of
                       Environment of Canada during the Conference of
                       Montreal on the United Nations Framework Convention on
                       Climate Change (COP11)

                       Question period

    5 - 5:15 p.m. Luck Mervil on the situation in Haïti

    5:15 - 5:30 p.m. Closing remarks


For further information: For further information: Isabelle Longtin, Roy-Turner Communications, (514) 266-3295; Claudine Ferragut, Roy-Turner Communications, (514) 758-1671; Elisabeth Roy, Roy-Turner Communications, (514) 238-1965

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