Some of the most important milestones in Canadian history have been marked by an impassioned speech to Parliament. Sir John A. MacDonald’s plea for Confederation, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s address after the Proclamation of the Constitution, Queen Elizabeth II’s Speech from the Throne – these are just a few of the speeches that have captured the spirit of the nation at various intersections of Canadian history.
On behalf of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Honourable Geoff Regan, I am pleased to invite the youth of Brampton East to participate in the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest. Students are encouraged to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation by writing a speech about what Parliament means to them.
Three finalists will be selected from each age category and, with a parent or guardian, be flown to Ottawa for two days of special programming.
For more information on the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest, please contact the Library of Parliament Information Service at 613.992.4793 or toll-free at 1.866.599.4999.
The contest closes April 21st.