Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

April 21, 2011 18:25 ET

Parties Name Candidates Who Will Appear to Debate the Future of Public Services in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 21, 2011) - The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), in partnership with the University of Ottawa, will host a debate titled Election 2011: the Future of Public Services on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 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 Canadians.

"As we enter the home stretch of this campaign, this debate will be an excellent opportunity for candidates to deal with questions about future of the public programs and services that Canadians rely on," 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.

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