Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

April 26, 2011 07:00 ET

Federal Candidates to Debate the Future of Public Services in Canada at University of Ottawa Tonight!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), in partnership with the University of Ottawa, will host a debate tonight titled Election 2011: the Future of Public Services from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Marion Hall at the University of Ottawa. The debate will be broadcast on Rogers Ottawa and will also be accessible to Canadians from coast to coast via webcast.

The Conservative Party of Canada will be represented by Pierre Poilievre, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Harper and MP for Nepean-Carleton. The Liberal Party will be represented by Mauril Bélanger, Vice Chair of the National Policy and Platform Committee of Liberal Party of Canada and MP for Ottawa Vanier. The New Democratic Party will be represented by Paul Dewar, Foreign Affairs Critic, NDP and MP Ottawa Centre and the Green Party by Jean-Luc Cooke, Green Party of Canada Candidate for Nepean Carleton. The Bloc Québecois did not have a representative available.

The debate will be moderated by Don Newman, one of Canada's most eminent political journalists and the Chairman of Canada 2020, a non-partisan forum dedicated to the social and economic well-being of Canadians.

"With just days left in this campaign, this debate should provide some clarity on many unanswered questioned in this campaign about the role of government and government services," says Gary Corbett, President of the Institute. "This debate will be of particular interest to voters in the National Capital Region, where public service employees and their families account for a large proportion of the population," added Corbett.

The University of Ottawa is a cosmopolitan community of over 45,000 students, faculty and staff who live, work and study in both English and French. At the heart of Canada's capital, the University of Ottawa is one of our country's leading research universities. The University's Department of History is a proud partner of Election 2011: the future of public services.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is a national union representing some 59,000 professionals and scientists across Canada's public sector.

Contact Information

  • Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
    Chantal Lecours
    613-228-6310 ext. 2229
    613-864-4368 (cell)
    www.pipsc.ca