8:00 Registration and Coffee with the Deans of Carleton University

8:45 Introduction and Welcome on behalf of Carleton University

Dr. John Osborne, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Maureen Boyd, Director, Carleton Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement

9:00 Session One: Understanding Canada’s Parliamentary System


Paul Dewar, M.P. for Ottawa Centre and Official Opposition Critic for

International Affairs

Mauril Bélanger, M.P. for Ottawa Vanier and Director, Parliamentary Centre

Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons


Marc Bosc, Acting Clerk of the House of Commons


Tracking legislation and parliamentary business; parliamentary committees;

using LEGISinfo, PARLINFO and other sources of information

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Session Two: Effective Diplomacy in Ottawa – Best Practices


Colin Robertson, Vice-President, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute


James Baxter, Publisher, Ipolitics

Anne McGrath, National Director of Canada’s NDP

Jean-Paul Ruszkowski, CEO, Parliamentary Centre


Diplomatic access points; media, lobbyists, associations and other sources of influence; information resources; and public diplomacy goals

11:50 Session Three: Engaging with Canadian Business


Christopher Waddell, Associate Professor, Carty Chair in Business and Financial Journalism, Carleton University


Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Ailish Campbell, Vice President, Policy, International and Fiscal Issues, Canadian Council of Chief Executives

Bruce Lazenby, President and CEO, Invest Ottawa


Information sources; business associations; and challenges/opportunities

12:40 Session Four: Social and Family Integration

His Excellency Frantz Liautaud, Ambassador of Haiti and former First Vice-President of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association

12:50 Orientation Closing Remarks:

Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University

1:00 Buffet Lunch and Resource Fair

Resource Fair participants include government and private organizations that provide services to diplomats in areas such as education, tourism, culture, recreation, public policy information, volunteering, and children’s issues