Parliamentarian Events and Opportunities

40th Christmas Dinner – Hon. Hugh Fraser, O.C.

40th Christmas Dinner – Hon. Hugh Fraser, O.C.

November 28, 2023

“Cultural Change in Sport” with the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C.
Chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors

Diplomats, parliamentarians, business leaders and their guests are invited to begin celebrating the Christmas season by enjoying a festive meal, live seasonal music and inspirational keynote speaker and Olympian, the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C.

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Canadian Agriculture: a Force for Food, a Force for Good – Mr. Ian Ross

Canadian Agriculture: a Force for Food, a Force for Good – Mr. Ian Ross

May 17, 2023

Canada’s Role: Feeding the World while Saving the Planet

Due to a myriad of forces and global disruptions, food insecurity has expanded in recent years and currently impacts almost 10% of the world’s population. Feeding the world’s growing population is a significant undertaking and challenge, especially as we embrace the need to be excellent stewards of the environment and align increased production of digestible protein with lower emissions and maximized carbon sequestration.

Already one of the most sustainable producers of meat, milk and eggs globally, Canada must continue to improve its production efficiency resulting in even greater sustainability and increased, cost effective production in order to meet the growing need for food and more specifically, digestible protein around the world.

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Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

March 29, 2023

Recession seems to be the 2023 watchword, with the only squabbles being around how deep and how long this one is going to be. Recent economic data have sharp-eyed analysts revising forecasts upward. What are we to think about an increasingly chaotic environment?

In this roundtable for parliamentarians, Mr. Hall shares his high-level thoughts on the world economic and geopolitical situation and on the issues that are of greatest concern. Expect these views to challenge the consensus and to emphasize the particular importance of our role in facilitating solid international relations and trade activity.

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38th Christmas Celebration – Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

38th Christmas Celebration – Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

November 23, 2021

A Christmas celebration to inspire and connect diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders from across Canada and the world.

What is the most important judicial virtue? For decades, lawyers, judges and academics have debated this. The leading views focus on competing virtues of sympathy and detachment, but can they be reconciled? And if so, how?

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Recession. Re-flation. Restoration. – Jonathan Wellum

Recession. Re-flation. Restoration. – Jonathan Wellum

April 21, 2020

As a result of the public health policy response to COVID-19, the global economy is experiencing the largest contraction in GDP in modern history. This has thrust the global economy into an economic recession/depression. Governments and central banks have responded with massive spending programs funded by record levels of debt coupled with an enormous expansion in the money supply.

Jonathan will be discussing some of the impacts and potential unintended
consequences of these dramatic actions. He will address the questions:
What are some of the impacts and potential unintended consequences of these dramatic actions?
As decision makers what approach might we take?
How do we begin economic and spiritual restoration?

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The Goal of My Life – Mr. Paul Henderson

The Goal of My Life – Mr. Paul Henderson

February 25, 2020

In 1972 Paul Henderson led Canada to victory against the Russians in the greatest moment of Canadian sports history. He instantly became a national hero.

How did this change his life? Did it bring him what he imagined?

And what about his 10 year battle with cancer? What has he found in the wake of fame, struggle and success?

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54th National Prayer Breakfast – Know, Believe, Imagine

54th National Prayer Breakfast – Know, Believe, Imagine

May 2, 2019

The annual National Prayer Breakfast of Canada is a Christ-centred event held by the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group in our nation’s capital. The purpose of this event is to come together collectively to honour and continue to hold to our Christian heritage. This allows our elected officials to gather together with men and women from different backgrounds to pray and connect through our shared faith.

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2019 National Christian Leadership Dinner

2019 National Christian Leadership Dinner

May 1, 2019 from 17h30 to 21h30

The Annual Christian Leadership Dinner is another event organized by the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group as a part of the National Prayer Breakfast festivities. It has been taking place almost as long as the breakfast itself. The purpose of the dinner was originally to extend a courtesy to those travelling from out of town to attend the Breakfast. It has now evolved into an event that compliments the National Prayer Breakfast.

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2019 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Mont-Tremblant, QC

2019 Couples’ Weekend Getaway: Mont-Tremblant, QC

April 5-7, 2019

Great marriages are built! Like a great house – on a solid foundation, lovingly crafted, updated and renovated over time. A Weekend Getaway will strengthen your foundation – God’s way – and give you new tools to renovate your relationship.

For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance.

For others, it’s a fresh start.

For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage.

Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, even fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning. And together, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime.

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