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Defending Alberta - At What Cost?

September 10, 2019, 7pm - 9pm
Room 150, TELUS International Centre, University of Alberta
11104 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 0X8
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Gale Davy · · 780-492-8558

Join Parkland Institute and the Centre for Free Expression for a panel discussion on free speech and democracy in Alberta.

Premier Kenney’s promised assault on critics of the Alberta oil and gas industry has a disturbing resonance with the actions of right-wing populist governments around the world. Are his announcements of a $30-million "war room," a $2.5-million public inquiry into foreign-funded environmental critics of Alberta oilsands development, and threats of possible defamation suits legitimate government initiatives or actions that chill free expression and undermine democracy?

Join a lively discussion among a panel of experts that will explore the Kenney government's initiatives and what they could mean.


Laurie Adkin
Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action

Tim Gray
Executive Director, Environmental Defence

Alex Neve
Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada


James L. Turk
Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University

This is a free event co-sponsored by Parkland Institute and the Centre for Free Expression

Please contact [email protected] if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

Will you come?