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MEDIA RELEASE

FORMER PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICER KEVIN PAGE

SPEAKS ON ‘LESSIONS LEARNED’ ABOUT INFORMATION AND MEDIA

Ottawa, ON –Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page is the featured guest speaker at Media Democracy Days (MDD) taking place at the University of Ottawa on November 7 and 8. Page, now the Jean-Luc Pépin Chair in the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Ottawa, will speak on “Information Analysis and the Role of the Media: Lessons Learned from the Former Parliamentary Budget Officer.” This year’s MDD launches with Page’s address on November 8 at 7 p.m. at the university.

There is no cost for the event, but space is limited, and those interested in attending must register in advance at mddottawa.eventbrite.com, as space is limited.

MDD continues with workshops and presentations on Saturday. Speakers include Richard Sanders, a producer and editor of antiwar documentaries and magazines; Claudette Commanda, a professor at the University of Ottawa; April Carrière, from the Ottawa Multicultural Media Initiative; Albert Dumont, a spiritual advisor; and Katie Gibbs, from Evidence for Democracy. Those interested in attending must register in advance at mddottawa.eventbrite.com. Saturday’s events, which are free, begin at 1 p.m.

About Media Democracy Days
Media Democracy Days is a small non-profit progressive organization that offers free events to the public. It is designed to raise awareness of media democracy and provide a networking opportunity for local alternative media communities, interested activists and academics. Themes for 2013 are Information Control and Aboriginal Voices. Donations are accepted at the door to improve future audience experiences. MDD Ottawa is co-sponsored by the Ottawa Multicultural Media Initiative, the Diversity and Equity Research Group, Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, and the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies.

Contact Information
Heather Morrison, School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa
Emily Tennant, MDD co-ordinator
Email: info.mddottawa@ca
Website: http://www.mddottawa.ca