Mulcair joins KPU president Dr. Alan Davis for inaugural President’s Dialogue Series

Fri, Feb 14, 2014

Richmond, B.C. – KPU president Dr. Alan Davis and Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair have a few things to talk about.

And they’ll be doing just that – and inviting the public to bear witness – on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the first instalment of the President’s Dialogue Series at KPU.

“KPU has an important role to play in providing a forum for the exchange of ideas on key issues that face our society,” says Davis. “We hope, through these dialogues, to bring local, national and international leaders to our region and to invite the university community and the public to hear from them directly.”

A new initiative launched by Davis, the ongoing series is open to the public as well as KPU students. All speakers in the series are considered leaders in the public and private sectors, both locally and globally.

“As leader of the Opposition, Mulcair has a strong perspective on issues of environmental sustainability, and his voice in the national discussion is important,” notes Davis.

Topics that Davis and Mulcair expect to touch on in their discussion include the government’s role and responsibility around energy development, emission control and climate change.

The Keystone XL pipeline and the Enbridge Northern Gateway project may also be discussed.

Mulcair was elected leader of the New Democratic Party and the Official Opposition in March 2012. He previously served as the NDP’s Deputy Leader and House Leader. As Jack Layton’s right hand, he was one of the architects of the “orange wave” that elected 103 NDP MPs on May 2, 2011.

The President’s Dialogue Series is open to the public. This first session will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Melville Centre for Dialogue at KPU Richmond, 8771 Lansdowne Rd.

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