Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

November 28, 2007 17:47 ET

Library and Archives Canada's New "Forum" Connects Canadians With Their Political and Civic Heritage

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2007) - On Thu. Nov. 29, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and its partners will launch an exciting new initiative designed to connect Canadians with their political and civic history.

Called the LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy, this new initiative will be launched at an event entitled Legacies and Legends: Prime Ministers and their Memoirs, designed to focus on Canada's prime ministers. This launch marks the first in a series of events to be held in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

The LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy will promote civic discussion and engagement by connecting Canadians with the unique historical and contemporary information on government and politics held by Library and Archives Canada. The Forum will be both an online venue for research and the exchange of ideas, and a focal point from which to host public events, exhibitions, conferences and symposia. These web and public programming initiatives will bring together leaders and experts in fields relating to Canadian government, politics and civic life.

The November 29 event will involve a panel discussion between top political observers and respected journalists on the legacies of Prime Ministers Mulroney and Chretien. Moderated by Catherine Clark of CPAC, the panelists will include Jeffrey Simpson of The Globe and Mail, Manon Cornellier of Le Devoir, and Patrice Roy of Radio-Canada Television.

The event takes place Thursday, November 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at University of Ottawa's Tabaret Hall, Room 112, 550 Cumberland Avenue, Ottawa.

To learn more about the LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy, please visit

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Louisa Coates
    Senior Communications Officer