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‘What’s Left?’ after historic provincial, federal elections

Parkland Institute conference – November 20-22, University of Alberta

Some of Canada’s leading academics, public policy experts, media commentators, and activists will gather on the University of Alberta campus this weekend for Parkland Institute’s 19th annual fall conference. What’s Left? Alberta and the Future of Canada, which runs November 20-22, will look at the implications of the historic elections in Alberta and at the federal level, and analyze what the results could mean for progressive change provincially and nationally.

Conference highlights include:

Opening Keynote Alex Himelfarb (former top public servant and public policy expert)
Friday, November 20, 7:00 pm
Room 1-430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta

Closing Keynote Kathleen Monk (media commentator, communications strategist for Jack Layton)
Sunday, November 22, 12:00 pm
Room 1-430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta

Stephanie Bloomingdale (Wisconsin state labour activist)
Saturday, November 21, 9:00 am
Room 1-430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta

Duncan Cameron (president and columnist at rabble.ca)
Saturday, November 21, 4:00 pm
Room 1-430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta

Gordon Laxer (author, founder of Parkland Institute)
Edmonton launch of After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians
Saturday, November 21, 7:00 pm
Dewey’s, University of Alberta

The conference will also feature over a dozen speakers addressing a range of public policy issues, including post-secondary education, health care, labour law, childcare, and royalties. The full conference schedule and speaker list is available at parklandconference.ca.

Full conference and single session tickets are available online or at the door. Media passes can be arranged by request.

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