In Tragedy in the Commons, authors Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan use an unprecedented eighty interviews with former parliamentarians from across the political spectrum to reveal the challenges facing our democracy.
Please join us in the John Kinder Labatt Lounge at the Labatt Brewery for an evening of food, drinks and discussion with the authors. $15 ticket price includes entrance, refreshments and light snacks. $30 tickets also include an advance copy of the book (to be picked up at the event). Books will also be available for purchase on-site at the retail price of $30.
Monday, 7 April 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Labatt Breweries (John Kinder Labatt Lounge)
150 Simcoe St
London, ON N6A 4M3
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What folks are saying about the book
“Tragedy in the Commons is a thoughtful analysis of what is broken in our democracy and a must-read for anyone concerned about Canada’s politics.”
Terry Fallis, author of The Best Laid Plans
“Members of Parliament go to Ottawa hoping and promising to make a difference; but as these riveting revelations show, high priorities get lost too easily in the widening chasm between constituents, party leaders and good conscience…”
Isabel Bassett, former Member of Provincial Parliament
“Tragedy in the Commons is mandatory reading for all Members of Parliament and Canadians.”
Michael Wilson, former Minister of Finance and Canadian Ambassador to the United States
About the authors
Alison Loat is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Samara. A regular commentator on Canadian politics, she is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a former consultant with McKinsey & Company. For her work as a co-founder of Canada25, she was recognized as a young leader by Maclean’s and the Public Policy Forum. She was also selected as one of the top 100 women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network, and has received both the Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for her service to Canada.
Michael MacMillan is a co-founder and the Chair of Samara. He’s also the CEO of the Canadian-based company Blue Ant Media. He was previously the executive chairman and CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications. MacMillan co-founded the original Atlantis Films in 1978, which won an Oscar in 1984 for its short film Boys and Girls. A recipient of the Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for service to Canada, he is also a co-owner of Closson Chase, a vineyard and winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario.