May 28, 2020 I 3:30-5:00 p.m. EDT / 12:30-2:00 p.m. PDT I via Zoom
Polarization in Canadian politics has risen rapidly in recent years. Yet, over the past few months, we have seen remarkable examples of politicians from all parties in Canada working together to tackle the crisis brought on by COVID-19. Can this become the norm going forward? Where have cross-party collaborations succeeded before? Under what circumstances are politicians able to set-aside partisanship to work together? Can the growing polarization we have seen in Canadian politics be reversed?
Former Members of Parliament, Nathan Cullen and Lisa Raitt kick off our IFL Virtual Series with a discussion of their experiences working across party lines, and what possibilities they see going forward.
This session is moderated by Ian Hanomansing, host of The National on CBC.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
This session is part of the IFL Virtual Series, co-presented by the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University and UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The IFL Virtual Series brings together political practitioners from the Institute for Future Legislators to share their insights, experience and expertise. Please see virtual series page for more information on all upcoming events.