The Travers Debates
The National Arts Centre
Ottawa

Non-Partisan Party
 Verbal Slugfest
The Ottawa Citizen
May 2016


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


The Honourable John Manley


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

Honorary Co-Chairmen the Hon. Peter Kent
and
The Honourable John Manley 
hosted the evening 


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




The Honourable Bob Rae
kept the debaters in line as moderator

And  Kevin Page
prevented any overruns in his role
as official timekeeper
Fraser MacKay assisted


Al MacKay, Co-Chair of the
Organizing Committee

A rousing, fun time was had by all

 First Debate

"Be It Resolved that heckling is
a Parliamentary privilege and should
be maintained." 


Scott Feschuk, MacLean's


And Ruth Ellen Brosseau, MP
Argued in favour of the motion

Versus


Katie Simpson, CBC



And Rodger Cuzner, MP
Opposed


Kevin Page


Bob Rae

Second Debate

"Be It Resolved that
democracy is facing serious risks
with the decline of legacy media"


Ed Greenspon
Former journalist. President & CEO
 Public Policy Forum
Argued in favour of the motion


Bruce Anderson
Chairman, Abacus Data
Commentator on public opinion and
political affairs
Opposed


Patrick Travers


Charlie Crabb, Jean Ong, Bailey Reid

Media Style
Twitter Wall


Charlie Crabb

Hanging Out


Don Newman, Shannon Day


Carl Neustaedter, Scott Ferschuk


Peter Kent,
John Manley


Scott Ferschuk


Kate Malloy, Elizabeth May, Arlene Perley Rae


Laurie Kempton, Laura Payton, Susan Harada


Les Whittington, Phil Gibson


Hugh Winsor


Jim Munson


Julie Maloney, Peter Kent


Katie Simpson


Matt Vincelli


Christina Leadlay, John Manley


 


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


Chris McCluskey, Sean Webster


Louisa Taylor


Christopher Robinson


Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Rosemary Barton


Ruth Ellen Brosseau


John Manley


Bruce Anderson


Al MacKay

Laughter


Ed Greenspon


Scott Feschuk, Ed Greenspon


Ed Greenspon, John Manley




Rodger Cuzner, Katie Simpson


Fraser MacKay


Rene Filiatrault
Director of Communications to the DND Minister


Jake Wright
The Hill Times
Photographer


John Manley

Audience


Michael Beaton, Anna Laurence

Silent Auction


Donated by Justin Trudeau

 
Peter Hum


Charley Gordon

Door Prize

Sheamus Murphy

CPAC Crew




Bob Rea
King of the Hill


Ottawa Rocks


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