Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs for The Official Opposition; Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills
Michael Chong was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and represents the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. He currently serves as Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Official Opposition. In 2006, Michael served in the federal cabinet as President of the Queen’s Privy Council, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport. In 2015, Michael’s Reform Act passed Parliament and became law. The Reform Act begins to address a long-standing problem in Ottawa: the concentration of power in party leaders.
Author; Journalist; Political Advisor
Jonathan Manthorpe is a best-selling author and well-renowned journalist. His book, “Claws of the Panda: Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada” was a national bestseller and Globe and Mail Top 100 Books of 2019. Over his fifty-year career as a journalist, he has served as the Foreign Correspondent in Asia, Africa, and Europe for Southam News, as the European Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star, and as the National Reporter for The Globe and Mail. Jonathan also served as an advisor to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1981 and 1982.
An unanticipated pandemic has devastated Canada’s economy, triggering enormous deficits and a gaping debt. Some of these consequences were unavoidable but how does our economic response compare to other countries?