50th Anniversary of the Parliamentary Internship Programme

Ottawa, May 9-11, 2019

 

You are invited to the 50th Anniversary of the Parliamentary Internship Programme, held in Ottawa, on May 9 – 11, 2019. For more information about the schedule and to register, please contact the organizing committee at PIP50PSP@gmail.com.

MAY 9: 5 PM TO 7 PM, SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD BUILDING

Take part in a reception to celebrate and recognize the Programme. Reconnect with friends, make new acquaintances and reminisce about old times!

MAY 10: 8 AM TO 4 PM, SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD BUILDING

Attend a symposium chaired by Roland Paris (PIP 1990-91) and Althia Raj (PIP 2004-05) and discuss the past, present and future of politics in Canada with experts. Download the full draft program here.

50 Years of the Parliamentary Internship Programme and Canadian Politics

Discussion moderated by Roland Paris (University of Ottawa), with Anne Dance, current program director, and James Ross Hurley, first program director.

Rubber Stamps and Rubber Chickens: Is there More to the Job of a Backbench Member of Parliament?

Panel moderated by Paul Thomas (Samara Canada) with the participation of David Christopherson (Member of Parliament), Garnett Genuis (Member of Parliament), and Elizabeth May (Member of Parliament).

No Longer a Boy’s Club: Concrete Proposals for Breaking the Parliamentary Glass Ceiling

Panel moderated by Amanda Bittner (Memorial University of Newfoundland) with the participation of Kathleen Wynne (former Ontario Premier), Nancy Ruth (former Senator), and Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Member of Parliament).

Claiming One’s Place: A Bigger Role for Indigenous Peoples and Parliamentarians in Ottawa

Panel moderated by Danielle White (Indigenous Services Canada), with the participation of Don Rusnak (Member of Parliament), Senator Murray Sinclair, and Brock Pitawanakwat (York University).

The Road to Election 2019: Journalism panel

Discussion moderated by Althia Raj (HuffPost Canada) with Rosemary Barton (CBC), Paul Wells (Maclean’s) and Joel-Denis Bellavance (La Presse).

Are Canadian Institutions Fit for Purpose? The Evolution of Canada’s Federal Institutions over the Past 50 Years

Panel moderated by Anoush Terjanian (University of Ottawa) with the participation of Senator Peter Harder, Charles Robert (Clerk of the House of Commons), and Shantona Chaudhury (Founding Partner, Pape Chaudhury).

Keynote speech by Peter Mansbridge, former chief correspondent for CBC News.

 

Finish the day with a social event at The Rainbow Bistro (drinks and food at own cost) with musical guests Jeff de Valk Trio + Guests, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

MAY 11: ACTIVITIES IN OTTAWA

Join us for social and networking activities to reconnect with alumni and rediscover Ottawa.

Tours of the Senate in English and in French

Tours of the House of Commons in English and in French

Lunch at Nate’s (at own cost) at 11:00 am

Tours of the Ottawa Art Gallery at 2:00 pm in English and French

Drinks at Joey’s (at own cost) at 3:00 pm

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

The Parliamentary Internship Programme has been offered special discount fares by Air Canada, Official Carrier for the 50th Anniversary, and Via Rail for travel to Ottawa. To take advantage of these discounts, please use one of the following booking codes:

Air Canada promotion code: EPQG4YK1

Via Rail Canada promotion code:  13930 (10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. Valid May 6th 2019 to May 15th 2019, from all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.)

The official hotel of the PIP 50th Anniversary is the ARC Hotel, located a short walk from Parliament Hill at 140 Slater Street. A special group rate of $199 per night (Queen) is extended to PIP Alumni and guests pending availability (first come, first served). Call 613.238.2888 Ext 0 to reserve, citing the Parliamentary Internship Programme (PARLA) room block.

Did you know that PIAA is active on Facebook and LinkedIn? Consider joining to stay in touch with your association. To find out what this year’s interns are up to, follow them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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