Former heads of government and public policy experts speak at an annual conference hosted by the Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration, Ottawa, Ont., November 4, 2006.
This November 4th session features a roundtable discussion on legislative efforts to ensure accountability in the Canadian government.
Dave Barrett (former premier of British Columbia), Daniel Johnson (former premier of Quebec), and Howard Pawley (former premier of Manitoba) speak first. After a brief intermission, Glen Clark (former premier of British Columbia), John Hamm (former premier of Nova Scotia), Andrew Petter (dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria), and Christine Harrington (Department of Politics at New York University) speak.
Rob Walsh (law clerk and parliamentary counsel of the House of Commons) introduces the conference co-chairs, Susan Phillips and Patrice Garant. Ms. Phillips and Mr. Garant moderate and make opening remarks.
After speeches, panellists field questions from conference attendees. Barbara McIsaac (McCarthy Tétrault, LLP) makes closing remarks.