Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) hosts Leader of the Alberta New Democratic Party and former Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, presenting on the future of Alberta.

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Where: Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Avenue

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The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.

The Dick, Ruth, and Judy Bell Lecture is an annual lecture that honours the contributions of individuals to the political and public life of Canada. The lectures are devoted to discussions of political subjects, either in a present-day or historical context.

About Rachel Notley

Notley has served as member of the legislative assembly (MLA) for Edmonton-Strathcona since 2008, and formerly represented Albertans as the premier. She is now the leader of the official opposition, continuing to work for Albertans by holding government to account.

As premier, she eliminated union and corporate donations to political parties, raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and froze tuition rates for post-secondary students. Notley built over 200 new schools during her time as premier and funded the building of new hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary, as well as initiating a $25 per day childcare program.

Before getting involved in politics, Notley dedicated herself to fighting for workers’ rights and upholding policies that ensure their safety. Her legal career focused on labour law, workers’ compensation advocacy, and workplace health and safety issues. She worked for a variety of labour unions in Alberta and British Columbia. She also served as a ministerial advisor to British Columbia’s attorney general in the 1990s, when the government introduced the first ever amendments to legislation to protect same sex couples.

She holds a bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Carleton University
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