Associate professor Paul Adams was one of three witnesses to kick off hearings by the House of Commons Committee on Procedure and House Affairs into the question of whether there need to be rules for party leaders’ debates during election campaigns.
Although there have been televised debates among party leaders in every election since 1968, there are no formal structures ensuring they happen or regulating their structure.
The other two witnesses to testify at the November 23 hearing were Graham Fox, from the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and Jane Hilderman of Samara Canada.
Adams outlined his views last year in a Policy Options article with his Carleton journalism school colleague, Elly Alboim.
More News Posts
Karim launches new anthology on diaspora and media in Europe
Karim H. Karim has co-edited Diaspora and Media in Europe: Migration, Identity, and Integration, published by Palgrave Macmillan. It builds on his critically acclaimed The Media of Diaspora (Routledge, 2003), which has long... More
Adams to review Calgary municipal election polling
Paul Adams, associate professor in journalism, will participate in a three-member panel to review the polling during the Calgary municipal election in 2017. The polling industry came under fire during... More
Bivens reflects on survivorhood and sexual violence
Prof. Rena Bivens has published an article in the latest issue of No More Potlucks, a Canadian online journal of arts and culture. Drawing on personal and professional experiences, Prof.... More