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Former Prime Minister to visit St. Lawrence College

2009-09-09

Those enrolling in the St. Lawrence College School of Part-Time Studies course, The Prime Ministers of Canada, this fall are in for a rare treat when one of Canada’s former leaders, the Rt. Hon. John Turner, lectures in person to this class. The visit by one of the 22 men and women who have led Canada since Confederation, will take place at the college’s Kingston campus the evening of Monday, November 2, 2009.

"We are honoured that one of these past leaders of Canada has agreed to take the time to share their unique and historical experiences in Canada’s highest office with our students," says Lynn Walker, Director of St. Lawrence College’s School of Part-Time Studies. "This will be a unique opportunity for students to hear directly from a Prime Minister as they take this class."

The Prime Ministers of Canada will be taught by journalist Arthur Milnes, a Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen’s University. Milnes served as research assistant to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on his 2007 best-seller, Memoirs, and co-edited two volumes of Prime Ministerial speeches covering the Rt. Hon. John Turner and the Rt. Hon. Richard Bennett for McGill-Queen’s University Press.

"The invitation was extended this summer and I am pleased that one of our Prime Ministers has accepted," Milnes says. "To have the chance to listen directly to one who has served as Prime Minister of Canada, and to engage in conversation with them personally is one I am very proud my students will have this fall."

Space in the course is limited so anyone considering signing up for The Prime Ministers of Canada course should contact Lori Crossley at 613-544-5400 ext. 1195 or visit our website at www.stlawrencecollege.ca ….without delay.

For further information: Laura Tulchinsky, Marketing and Communications, St. Lawrence College, 613-544-5400 ext. 1291.

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