When: December 9, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: McGill New Chancellor Day Hall (3644 Peel Street, Montréal)
- The Public Forum will deal with Senate Reform, and will put forward the idea that the Senate should be selected by lottery to form a randomly selected citizens’ assembly.
- The format of the event will be loosely based on the “Dragons’ Den” concept, where a panel of five critics will grill two proponents of the Senate-by-Lottery idea.
- The Dragons will be: (1) Edie Austin (journalist at the Montreal Gazette), (2) Andrew Potter (Director of the Institute for the Study of Canada), (3) Paul J. Massicotte (Senator), and (4) a randomly selected volunteer from the audience.
This event is co-sponsored by: the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship,
Research Group on Constitutional Studies (RGCS) of the Yan P. Lin Centre & Groupe de recherche en philosophie politique de Montréal (Gripp)