The Travers Debates
Shaw Centre
Ottawa

Non-Partisan Party
 Verbal Slugfest
The Ottawa Citizen
May 2017


James Travers
Journalist

Fundraiser
The R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship
 was established following the death in 2011
of legendary Canadian journalist Jim Travers,
a former national affairs columnist, newspaper editor
and foreign correspondent.

Organized by friends of Jim's along with
 honorary co-chairs


Bob Rae


The Honourable Peter Kent

the Travers Debates features
an all-star cast of Ottawa notables.

  
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone
Events
Photos by Lois Siegel

Bob Rae
hosted the evening 


He kept the debaters in line as moderator


Rosemary Barton, CBC National Reporter
On Parliament Hill
Power and Politics
was the Debate Master of Ceremonies


And  Kevin Page
prevented any overruns in his role
as official timekeeper
Marie Dumont

Assistant to Kevin

Al MacKay
 Chair of the Organizing Committee

 

A rousing, fun time was had by all

 First Debate

"Be It Resolved that sock diplomacy
is a valuable tactic in the political playbook" 

Marilyn Gladu, MP and David Cochrane, CBC News
Argued in favour of the motion

Nathan Cullen, MP
and Laura Payton, CTVnews.ca

Opposed


Nathan Cullen


Laura Payton


Bob Rae

Second Debate

"Be It Resolved that
Canada is not immune to
Trump-style populism"


Shachi Kurl
Executive Director
Angus Reid Institute



Stephen Maher
Author and Award-Winning Journalist
Opposed


Patrick Travers

 

 


Shachi Kurl


Bob Rae, Stephen Maher


Nathan Cullen, MP


Host Rosemary Barton, CBC

 

 


Charlie Crabb, Jean Ong, Bailey Reid

Media Style
Twitter Wall

 

Hanging Out


Bob Rae
Arlene Perly Rae


Nathan Cullen, MP
Marilyn Gladu, MP


David Cochrane, CBC News
Marilyn Gladu, MP


David Cochrane, CBC News


Stephen Maher
Author and Award-Winning Journalist


Elizabeth May


Peter Kent

                 Stephen Maher, Camille Labchuk, Elizabeth May
Katie Sykes, Debra Eindiguer  

 

 

 Phil Gibson

 


Jim Munson


Julie Maloney, Peter Kent


Ed Greenspon,
Shachi Kurl
 


Matt Vincelli


Christina Leadlay, John Manley

 


Charley Gordon


Rodger Cuzner, Bruce Anderson, Arlene Perley Rae, Bob Rae


Chris McCluskey, Sean Webster


Bob Rae, Patrick Travers, Louisa Taylor

The Best Socks

Andrew Lockhart, Canadian Bankers Association
Craig W. Robinson, Earnscliffe Strategy Group




Ann McCorquodale, Al's Wife
Leslie-Ann MacKay
Alyson Maher


Leslie-Ann MacKay
 

 

 

 

Audience


Members of the Travers Family


Patrick Travers
Kathleen Monk, Earnscliffe
 

Silent Auction


Leslie-Ann MacKay




Michael Trottier


Stephen Maher


Front Desk
Tom Braley, Jim Hurd

Door Prize


Al Mackay

CPAC

Jean-Marc Lagarde


Bob Rea
King of the Hill


Ottawa Rocks


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