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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Why War? CBC Radio & TV Town-Hall Meeting, Tues., Feb. 4, 7:30 pm
A CBC RADIO & TELEVISION TOWN-HALL MEETING and ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM
Tues., Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
CBC Radio and Television have invited a panel of experts and special
guests to lead us in a discussion about dealing with "rogue states".
See panelist biographies. Join hosts Brent Bambury and Rita Celli for
a public forum on the threat of war with Iraq. Join Evan Dyer for an
Some say war against Iraq is inevitable, some say there are other options.
What role do Canadians want to take as the U.S. appears to march
towards war? Do we sign up or do we stand apart?
Ottawa City Hall Council Chambers, 110 Laurier Ave., Ottawa.
Admission is free, but space is limited.
ON RADIO & ONLINE:
Broadcast live on CBC Radio One from Kingston to Cornwall from 8 - 9
p.m., Tue. Feb. 4.
If you are outside the Kingston to Cornwall listening area, you can
listen to the Town Hall live on the Internet from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Join our Online Forum hosted by CBC Reporter Evan Dyer, Tues. Feb. 4
at 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Highlights from the moderated online discussion
will be presented to panelists. Return to this page from 7:30 to 9:30
p.m. Tues., Feb. 4 to share your thoughts on Iraq: Why War.
Send us your questions for the panelists NOW!
Don't wait for the Town Hall to pose your questions to our panelists.
Use the form, or e-mail us at email@example.com. We'll take your
questions to the forum on Tuesday evening.
Marcus Gee is an award-winning columnist [war-monger] with the Globe
and Mail. Each week, he offers his analysis on a wide range of
international topics, including the possible war in Iraq.
Professor Saad Kiryakos has born in Baghdad and immigrated to Canada
twenty two years ago. He visits Iraq regularly to see his family. His
most recent trip was in December 2002 as part of an official
Professor Kiryakos currently teaches economics at the University of Ottawa.
Peggy Mason served as Canada's Ambassador for Disarmament from 1989 to 1994.
Currently, she is an external faculty member with the Pearson
Peacekeeping Centre in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Ms. Mason presented a
list of options on how to deal with Iraq to the Government's
committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade last fall.
David Pratt is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton.
He was first elected in 1997. Since then, he has served on several
standing committees including the National Defence and Veterans
Affairs committee. Following his re-election in 2000, Mr. Pratt was
elected the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on
National Defence and Veterans Affairs. He was re-elected as Chair of
the National Defence & Veterans Affairs Committee in 2001.
Professor John Sigler is a professor of Political Science and
International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa. His career began
as a foreign services officer in Washington. He has written and
commented extensively on Canada-US Relations and on the Middle East.
Professor Sigler is currently researching the stalemate in
Arab-Israeli peace efforts, religion and politics in the Middle East.
John Sigler responds to U.S. President, George W. Bush and his State
of the Union address January 28, 2003.
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