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Public Record - The Calgary Congress

The Calgary Congress public assembly in Calgary, Alta., September 30, 2006.

Calgary Congress co-chair Danielle Smith introduces speeches concerning major constitutional challenges facing Canada in the 21st century. This assembly session focuses on restricting federal spending power.

Tasha Kheiriddin (co-author of “Rescuing Canada’s Right”) discusses Canadian national myths, federal economic management, and the original intentions of Canadian confederation. Dr. Barry Cooper (Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary) speaks about conceptions of centralism in Canada and respect for each level of governmental and constitutional jurisdiction. Later, Brian Lee Crowley (president for the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies) and Burton Kellock (partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon) comment on federal spending power.

Later, the panel of speakers and commentators respond to questions from assembly attendees. Andy Crooks (chair of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation) moderates the questions.

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