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Ryerson University’s Visiting Professor of Distinction Peter C. Newman asks will Canadian democracy survive?

Peter C. Newman

Ryerson University is pleased to present an evening with celebrated journalist, Canadian icon and Ryerson Visiting Professor of Distinction, Peter C. Newman, Wednesday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. Part of the Dean’s Lecture Series in the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD), Newman’s lecture, Even when politicians admit they’ve lied, nobody believes them... Will Canadian Democracy Survive? is free and open to the public.

Newman is currently cross-appointed as Visiting Professor of Distinction in FCAD and the Ted Rogers School of Management. He will deliver two public lectures this year, the first of which is Will Canadian Democracy Survive? Newman will look at Canada’s political past and immediate future, drawing on insights and relationships with many of the leading political figures he has written about over the years.

A prolific and award-winning author, Peter C. Newman has written 24 books which have sold more than two million copies worldwide, including a popular four-volume history of the Hudson’s Bay Company and Canada’s all-time political bestseller, Renegade in Power: the Diefenbaker Years. As a journalist, he was editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star, as well as Maclean’s, converting it into Canada’s first newsmagazine. In 1998, Newman received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation and has been named a Companion in the Order of Canada.

For full details please visit: http://www.ryerson.ca/news/events/General_Public/20100303_fcad.html

WHAT: FCAD Dean’s Lecture Series: Even when politicians admit they’ve lied, nobody believes them... Will Canadian Democracy Survive?

WHO: Celebrated journalist, Canadian icon and Ryerson Visiting Professor of Distinction, Peter C. Newman

WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
6:00-8:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Room 72, Library Building
Ryerson University
350 Victoria St., Toronto (Yonge and Gould)

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Kearney
Public Affairs
Ryerson University
416-979-5000 x4282
hkearney@ryerson.ca

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