Carleton University’s Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement will host its 10th annual Day for Diplomats. Unlike previous years, with sessions specifically targeting the needs of new diplomats, this year’s program will be of interest to members of the diplomatic community across the country.

The webinar will feature expert discussions on Canadian public opinion trends, a virtual pandemic Parliament, methods of engagement, using good data for decision-making, Canadian business trends and engaging with the National Capital Region.

Media are invited to attend the event.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Zoom details will be emailed to registrants.
Registration Please email to register.

Information and the program can be found at: as well as webinar materials, including a brief entitled, Personal Reflections: What Foreign Diplomats Need to Know About Canada updated for this event by Colin Robertson, Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

Guest speakers include:

  • Maureen Boyd, Director, Carleton Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement
  • Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University
  • David Coletto, CEO, Abacus Data
  • Anthony Rota, Speaker of the House of Commons
  • André Gagnon, Deputy Clerk, Procedure of the House of Commons
  • Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, M.P. for Ottawa Centre
  • Michael Chong, Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs, M.P. Wellington-Halton Hills
  • Heather McPherson, NDP Critic for International Development, deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs, deputy House Leader, M.P. Edmonton Strathcona
  • Tom Cormier, CEO, Parliamentary Centre
  • Stewart Wheeler, Chief of Protocol for Canada
  • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician
  • Goldy Hyder, CEO, Business Council of Canada
  • Joël-Denis Bellavance, Ottawa bureau chief, La Presse
  • Susan Delacourt, Toronto Star national columnist and author
  • Colin Robertson, Vice-President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute and senior fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
  • Tobi Nussbaum, CEO, National Capital Commission
  • Brenda O’Neill, Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University

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