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Former Ontario Premier to Speak to Students at Algoma U Today

dalton_mcguinty_w350SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – February 2, 2016): Algoma University, in partnership with the Department of Law and Politics and the Law and Politics Student Society, are pleased to announce that former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will be on campus today to speak to students on his life and political leadership. His talk is titled “Making a Difference through Politics”.

From 2003 – 2013, Dalton McGuinty served as Ontario’s 24th Premier. He was the first Liberal to serve three successive terms as Premier of the province in over a century. McGuinty implemented progressive policies that improved publicly-funded schools, combated climate change, and transformed Ontario to better compete in the global economy. Today, McGuinty is the Special Advisor to the President of Desire2Learn and serves on many corporate boards. He is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. McGuinty recently published Making a Difference, an autobiography that offers advice to those interested in taking on a leadership role.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity for community-minded Algoma University students of all backgrounds to engage with the former Premier of Ontario on themes of leadership, the importance of public service, and how to make a difference through political action,” said Dr. Trevor Tchir, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Politics. “The timing of Mr. McGuinty’s visit is wonderful for the newly created Law and Politics Student Society, which invites any Algoma U students interested in public affairs to come together for events just like this. I’m hopeful and confident that our students will ask a lot of questions during this unique open forum, to take advantage of Mr. McGuinty’s wealth of experience in politics.”

This is the first time McGuinty has visited campus since he celebrated Algoma University’s independence on June 18, 2008.

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