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CIC Thunder Bay: The Power of the Prime Minister in Canada

November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST


How did the first PMs shape the office?
How has the PM’s role changed in the last century?
Does the argument of a recent centralization of power still hold?

Join us as Dr. Patrice Dutil discuss how his latest book, Prime Ministerial Power in Canada: Its Origins Under Macdonald, Laurier and Borden, 1867-1920, explores these questions and the implications the answers have for Canadian domestic and international decision making.

It also also the Thunder Bay launch of Prime Ministerial Power in Canada (UBC Press) and copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Speaker’s biography

Patrice Dutil is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. Before joining the department in August 2006, he was the Acting Executive Director and Director of Research at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). He is a frequent commentator on public affairs on radio and television, including a past regular panelist on TFO’s weekly program “360.”


No admission and no RSVP is required, everyone is welcome.

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November 14, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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O’Kelly VC Armoury
317 Park Avenue
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1C7 Canada
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CIC Thunder Bay Branch
Lakehead University’s Department of History
Lakehead International