Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

April 25, 2011 07:00 ET

Federal Candidates to Debate the Future of Public Services in Canada at University of Ottawa Tuesday April 26, 2011

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 25, 2011) - The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), in partnership with the University of Ottawa, will host a debate tomorrow, Tuesday April 26, 2011, 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, candidate in Nepean-Carleton. The Liberal Party will be represented by Mauril Bélanger, candidate in Ottawa–Vanier. The New Democratic Party will be represented by Paul Dewar, candidate in Ottawa Centre, and the Green Party by Jean-Luc Cooke, candidate in 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 Canada.

Media are invited to attend and candidates will be available for questions after the debate.

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