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Public services to be debated in the National Capital Region

Debate follows up on unanswered questions after the national leaders' debate.

OTTAWA, ON, April 18, 2011: A debate on public service issues between representatives of the five major federal parties will be hosted in partnership by the University of Ottawa and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.

Election 2011: the Future of Public Services will be moderated by Don Newman, one of Canada's most eminent political journalists and the Chairman of Canada 2020, a non-partisan forum dedicated to the social and economic well-being of Canadians. The debate will be broadcast on Rogers Ottawa and webcast in real time on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Ottawa's Marion Hall Auditorium.

"The future of the federal public service is a major issue in this election campaign," says Gary Corbett, President of the Institute. "This debate will be an excellent opportunity to deal with questions left unanswered after the national leaders' debate. The candidates will be able to fully explain their parties' respective plans for the future of the public programs and services that Canadians rely on."

The debate will be of particular interest to voters in the National Capital Region, where public service employees and their families account for a large proportion of the population. Election 2011: the Future of Public Services will also be accessible to Canadians from coast to coast via webcast. Questions will be taken from the audience and via email.

The Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, Bloc Qu├ębecois, and Green Party of Canada have all been invited to send one of their candidates from the National Capital Region to represent their party in this debate.

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Posted: April 20, 2011

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