John Manion to speak to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa

John Manion, former deputy clerk of the Privy Council and one time Deputy Minister of Manpower and Immigration will address the weekly luncheon of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa at the Chateau Laurier Hotel at 12:30 noon on Friday July 19th, 2002.

Mr. Manion will use Canada’s Immigration policy as an example of how politics gets in the way of good public management. John Manion will explain how, in his view, Canadian politics, negates, frustrates and distorts that management, by supplanting the national interest with electoral, sectoral, or special group interests, to the detriment of Canada and taxpayers.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is celebrating 85 years of active fund raising and community involvement as a not-for-profit organization. The largest Kiwanis Club in Canada, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is one of the most active and dynamic service clubs in the world. Each year the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa provides thousands of hours of community service and raises $500,000 for the local community. One of the 8,400 Clubs in Kiwanis International, the Club has met every Friday since 1917 at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa. Projects carried on by Kiwanis in the Ottawa area include the Kiwanis Duck Race for Tiny Hearts, the Precious Minds; educational video, the Never Shake a Baby; educational video, and the Reading is Fundamental project running at Connaught Public School.

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For information call Rita Harper (Kiwanis Club of Ottawa) at 233-1900, office@ottawakiwanis.org. This information is available at http://media.ottawakiwanis.org in an electronic format. Precious Minds: http://www.preciousminds.org Never Shake a Baby: http://www.nevershakeababy.org