Thursday, May 26, 2011

History of Democracy at Parler Fort

The people behind the revitalization of Toronto's Fort York and the burgeoning neighbourhood around it have been running a terrific history talks series they call Parler Fort.

Next Monday the subject will be the prospects for democracy in the Middle East and Canada

Dying to Vote in Canada and the Middle East
 May 30, 2011  7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7)

Join award-winning essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul, Professor Thabit Abdullah (Professor of Middle Eastern History, York University) and Professor Peter H. Russell (Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Toronto) as they engage each other and the audience in a discussion of the origins and current state of democracy in Canada, the prospects for democratic change in North Africa and the Middle East, and our nation’s role in encouraging democratic movements in other countries.

$10 (8.85 +HST)Fort York National Historic Site – in the Blue Barracks250 Fort York Boulevard (west off Bathurst or North off Fleet) By TTC: take the 509 streetcar from Union Station, or the 511 streetcar from Bathurst StationFree Parking

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