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Watch the 2017 Manning Conference: Live video

From the Conservative leadership debate to panels on the future of the Canadian right, watch the goings-on at the Manning Centre Conference live


 

Enter stage right: The Manning Centre Conference, one of the biggest annual gatherings of Canada’s conservatives, is taking place from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25. It will feature speakers like Donald Trump’s Canadian speechwriter F.H. Buckley and interim Tory leader Rona Ambrose, and also will include a debate of the hopefuls running for the Conservative leadership on Friday at 3 PM ET. Maclean’s is covering it all weekend, from Kady O’Malley’s frequent dispatches to our Ottawa bureau’s stories to the live broadcast below. Watch the stream below, and scroll down for the schedule.

The stream


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

8:45am – 9:30am Opening Session
Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• Preston Manning
• Rona Ambrose

9:45am – 10:45am Leading the Response to Islamist Extremism and its Ideology in Canada
​Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• Thomas Quiggin
• Raheel Raza
• MODERATOR: Rick Ekstein

9:45am – 10:45am The Millennial Mindset​
 | A look into public opinion research on millenial views towards politics
​Location: 206/208

SPEAKERS:
• Heather Scott-Marshall​
• Ted Kouri

9:45am – 10:45am The Impact of Debt (FR)
Location: 207

SPEAKERS:
• Gérard Deltell
• Youri Chassin
• MODERATOR: Jean-François Béland

10:45am – 11:15am COFFEE BREAK

11:15am – 12:15pm Down with the Elites? | Understanding the rise in anti-establishment sentiment
​Location: 206/208

SPEAKERS:
• Matthew Elliott
• Doug Ford
• Georganne Burke
• MODERATOR: Anthony Furey

11:15am – 12:15pm NationBuilder Workshop | Whether you’re running for your town council or President of the United States, NationBuilder helps you engage with voters and build your database. This comprehensive workshop is a masterclass on how to use the world’s most popular political campaign software.
Location: 205

SPEAKERS:
• Peter Wrinch
• Sorcha Rochford

11:15am – 12:15pm School Choice – Power to the Parents? | How can school choice be improved in each province in Canada? Should this be a priority for political advocacy for conservatives?
Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• Beth Green
• Deani Van Pelt
• Angus McBeath
• MODERATOR: Aaron Blumenfeld

11:15am – 12:15pm Islamist Extremism Discussion Group | A continued discussion of the issue with panelists for interested registrants
Location: 207

SPEAKERS:
• Raheel Raza
• Thomas Quiggin
• MODERATOR: Rick Ekstein

12:15pm – 1:15pm LUNCH |
Location: Trillium Ballroom

12:15pm – 1:15pm Youth Lunch: Stifling Dissent-Conservatism on Campus | Being a conservative on campus has never been easy, but it’s now becoming impossible. Hear from young leaders and their experiences in pushing back against the left on campus.
Location: 207

SPEAKERS:
• Allyson Grant
• Paige MacPherson
• Garnett Genuis
• MODERATOR: Marisa Maslink

1:15pm – 2:00pm A Trump Movement in Canada? 
| Can Trumpism be exported to Canada? Or is it already here?
Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• F. H. Buckley

3:00pm – 5:00pm CPC Leadership Debate | Candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada debate the issues
Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• Meet the candidates!

5:00pm – 8:00pm CPC Leadership Reception | Meet and greet with the CPC leadership candidates
Location: Atrium


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

8:30am – 9:30am The Future of Alberta Conservatism
Location: Ottawa Salon

9:45am – 10:45am Censorship on Campus |Taking the lead on freedom of expression
Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• John Carpay
• Jordan Peterson
• Gad Saad
• MODERATOR: Christine Van Geyn

9:45am – 10:45am US Election – Digital Winners and Losers | Every US election cycle takes a digital leap forward – come hear from US digital expert Vincent Harris as he reviews the digital winners and losers from the 2016 US election.​
Location: 205

SPEAKERS:
• Vincent Harris

9:45am – 10:45am Dealing with Deficits: Taking the Lead on Deficits in Canada
Location: 206/208

SPEAKERS:
• Larry Berman
• Joe Oliver
• Adrienne Batra
• MODERATOR: Robin Martin

11:15am – 12:15pm Journalist Panel: Political Communications in the Age of Social Media | Paul Bunner, editor of the Manning Centre’s C2C Journal, will lead a discussion about the transformation of the media landscape and its impact on political communications.
Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• Elamin Abdelmahmoud
• Tom Clark
• Vassy Kapelos
• MODERATOR: Paul Bunner

11:15am – 12:15pm Religious Freedom and the Imperative of Human Dignity
Location: 205

SPEAKERS:
• Andrew Bennett
• MODERATOR: Ray Pennings

11:15am – 12:15pm Carbon Pricing Debate | Modern Miracle Network
Location: 206/208

SPEAKERS:
• Michael Binnion
• John Williamson
• Mark Cameron
• David McLaughlin
• MODERATOR: Andrew Lawton

1:15pm – 2:15pm CBC: Time to Pull the Plug? | The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has played a key role in Canada’s media history. It was created and funded by the federal government to provide a wide range of distinctively Canadian programming to inform, enlighten and entertain. This panel will debate whether there is a role or even a need for the CBC in Canada in a shifting digital media age.
Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• Brian Lilley
• James Baxter
• Dwayne Winseck
• MODERATOR: Michele Austin

2:15pm – 3:30pm Taking the Digital Lead in Politics: Canadian and US Perspectives | The US Election Cycle saw digital media topple broadcast television as the biggest influencer of voter behaviour and campaign narrative. Join digital experts from Twitter, Facebook, and NationBuilder as they share their insights on the role of digital in the US election, and what it means for Canada going forward.
Location: Ottawa Salon

SPEAKERS:
• Jennifer Hollett
• Sorcha Rochford
• Vincent Harris
• MODERATOR: Chad Rogers

4:00pm – 5:00pm The Mark Steyn Show live with musical guest Tal Bachman! A live taping of the Mark Steyn Show, featuring a monologue by Mark, a one-on-one interview, and live musical entertainment. All the hallmarks of Mark’s popular CRTV show brought to the Manning Centre audience.
Location: Ottawa Salon

5:00pm PROGRAM CONCLUDES


 

Watch the 2017 Manning Conference: Live video

  1. Glad you have this one line, wanted to attend, but could not afford to.

  2. Ten years of boutique tax cuts, ten years of fear, ten years of top down politics, and now they want to get back in to gut our Healthcare services, so get ready to take your visa card the hospital if you elect these guys back in. These guys also want to gut the tax free child benefit, and go back to a taxing it, as well as increase the OAS back to 67. Is it me, or is this looking like deja vu all over again? Maybe the NDP may help them get reelected, they did in 2005, and Jack Layton. Like i said before, this conservative party is not a ‘Big Tent Party’, this is more like a ‘Pup Tent Party’, one trick pony..

  3. Deepak is the real winner of this one. Kevin O’leary threatens to cut off transfer payments to provinces, sounds like a guy who likes to reach out to the provinces, what else would he threaten to cut off to provinces, if he is having a bad day, ‘Go Ahead Punk, Make My Day’.

    • O’leary attacks all 3 female provincial premiers, last time Notley then Wynne, now he is really starting to sound and look sexist. I don’t hear him going after the Male premiers. Back off your Misogyny O’leary.

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