Canada’s Conservative Government: Radical Change or Drift?

Maclean’s and CPAC were in Vancouver for a lively panel discussion on the Conservative party’s first four years in power with Stephen Harper as prime minister. Peter Van Dusen will moderate once again, joined by Maclean’s national editor Andrew Coyne and senior columnist Paul Wells. Also scheduled to appear:

* Michael Byers, political science professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia
* Deborah Grey, former Reform/Canadian Alliance/Conservative MP and Western chair for the 2006 Conservative election campaign
* Monte Solberg, former Reform/Canadian Alliance/Conservative MP, now senior advisor with Fleishman-Hillard
* Keith Martin, Liberal MP and former Reform/Canadian Alliance member

The Conservatives are scheduled to mark five years in office this winter. What have they accomplished, and what comes next? From economic policy to foreign affairs to social issues, our panel discusses the past, present, and future of Stephen Harper’s government.


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Peter Van Dusen

A distinctive and popular personality with more than two decades of reporting and anchoring experience, Peter is a well-known journalist in Canada’s political arena. He joined CPAC in 2001 to host CPAC’s flagship show, PrimeTime Politics, and as Executive Producer of the channel has guided the evolution of programming to strengthen the viewer experience. Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent 11 years with CBC Television in Ottawa as the evening anchor for local news.