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Searching for New Liberalism: Agenda

All sessions, including the Friday night Reception will be held at:
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Hall
Munk Centre, South House, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place

Friday, September 27, 2002
6:30pm - 10:00pm Opening Reception
Saturday, September 28, 2002
9:00am - 9:30amWelcome and introductions by conference co-chairs
9:30am - 11:45amLiberalism: the Canadian Legacy
Hon. John Roberts, Philosophy
Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, Foreign Policy
Désirée McGraw, Environment/Sustainable Development
Alison Loat, Canada and the World
Moderated by Richard O'Hagan
11:45am - 12:00pmBreak
12:00pm - 2:00pmWorking lunch - Roundtable on Culture, Cohesion and Connecting Canadians
Dr. Brooke Jeffrey
Ed Cowan
Andrew Heintzman
Candis Callison
Moderated by Hon. Charles Caccia
2:00pm - 2:15pmBreak
2:15pm - 4:30pmThe Economic Agenda
Michael Phelps, Corporate Sector
Dr. Thomas Axworthy, Canada/U.S. Relations
Dr. Lorna Marsden, Higher Education
David Pecaut, Urban Policy for the New Century
Chris Jones, Transportation
Moderated by Hon. John McCallum
7:00pm - 10:00pmDinner
Keynote address by Dr. John Polanyi
A Liberal View of Science
Massey College
24 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario
Sunday, September 29, 2002
9:00am - 11:30amSocial Justice Agenda
Sherri Torjman, Making the Case for Social Investment
Antonia Maioni, Health Policy
Peter Biro, Some Thoughts About A Liberal Legal Culture: Law As Engine of Citizen Self-Actualization - Three Things We Can Change
Mark Podlasly, Aboriginal Issues
Moderated by Dr. Carolyn Bennett
11:30am - 11:45am Break
11:45am - 1:45pmWorking Lunch - Can the System be Moved?
Tom Kent
Michael Marzolini
Moderated by Richard Mahoney
1:45pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 4:00pmInstitutional Reform
Akaash Maharaj, Future of the Party System
Prof. Sandford Borins, Civil Service
Prof. Wayne Hunt, Internet and Communications
Hon. Serge Joyal, Parliamentary Reform
Moderated by Hon. Michael Kirby