Program In Action
In each fellowship year since 2005, eminent Canadian journalists and editors have worked with Fellows on their commentary writing skills. Andrew Cohen, Professor of Journalism and International Affairs, Carleton University, leads our op-ed writing program. In the 2011/2012 fellowship year, Fellows also benefited from the expertise of journalists and/or editors Alain Dubuc, La Presse, Kenyon Wallace, Toronto Star, Margo Goodhand, Winnipeg Free Press, Andrea Mandel-Campbell, CTV Business News Network, Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun and Antonia Maioni of McGill University.
Public dialogue explores three Labrador policy issues: Mining, Aboriginal Governance and Land Claims, Lower Churchill Development
Action Canada Public Dialogue
Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Friday, 23 September 2011
Labrador faces challenging policy options and opportunities related to mining, Lower Churchill development and Aboriginal governance and land claims.
Please join us as some of Canada’s most inspiring young leaders, the Action Canada Fellows, will be in Goose Bay to learn about these issues and to discuss their findings with the community on Friday, 23 September 2011, noon – 3:30 pm at the Labrador Friendship Centre. The event is free. Registration is recommended. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact Helen Augustin at 778.239.6158 or email@example.com.
Download: Action Canada Public Dialogue – Labrador Policy Issues [PDF]
In each fellowship year since 2005, eminent Canadian journalists and editors have worked with Fellows on their commentary writing skills. In 2010/2011, Fellows benefited from the expertise of journalists Manon Cornellier, John Fraser, Stephen Hume, Jacquie McNish, Antonia Maioni, and Jeffrey Simpson. Andrew Cohen, Professor of Journalism and International Affairs, Carleton University, leads our op-ed writing program.
CBC News reports on the Action Canada Task Force on Household Debt, warning about “a made-in-Canada recession”. Note the coverage starts at 15:45 in the following broadcast: CBC News: Ottawa
2010 Fellow Suzanne von der Porten’s op-ed The Hidden Cost of Household Debt published by Corporate Knights:
Have you ever considered how remarkable it is that your grandparents used to save up to buy things? It conjures up a quaint image of a ceramic piggy bank rattling with coins and a dusty walk to the corner store. By contrast, today’s Canadians have embraced the phenomenon of perpetual debt, holding a staggering net household debt of $1.4 trillion and counting. Some economists say that spending makes the economy tick.
Read the article The Hidden Cost of Household Debt.
The 2010/11 Action Canada Fellows will present on their Task Force reports and recommendations – 25 February 2011 in Ottawa, ON.
Please join us as this event is open to the public.