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Tuesday , February 21 , 2017

The next Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Big Thinking on the Hill lecture features Matthew Hayday speaking on “‘Canadian-ness,’ citizen engagement, and Canada 150: Using history to inform policy.” Hayday is an associate professor of history at the University of Guelph and will be joined for a Q&A moderated by Guy Laforest, president-elect of the federation. He will discuss how national celebrations and commemorations, both official and citizen-led processes, have shaped our country’s sense of itself and offer suggestions to policy-makers of lessons that can be learned from these past efforts about what works, what does not, and how to foster citizen engagement in theses events. A hot breakfast will be served. Tuesday, Feb. 21. 7:30-8:45 a.m. Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block. Free for Parliamentarians and the media, $25 for all others. For more information and to RSVP, go to ideas-idees.ca/big-thinking or call 613-238-6112 ext. 310.

Tuesday , February 21 , 2017

The Canadian Council for the Americas presents a morning conference featuring former prime minister Brian Mulroney and other business leaders including former Business Council of Canada VP Eric Miller, and COO of the International Republican Institute Dan Fisk. 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Feb. 21. Location to be determined, downtown Toronto. Members: $225, non-members: $295. Breakfast will be served. ccacanada.com.

Tuesday , February 21 , 2017

Award-winning historian and biographer Charlotte Gray will discuss her latest book, The Promise of Canada: 150 Years — People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country, at the Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th floor, on Feb. 21, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. Ms. Gray will share her observations on the gradual evolution of Canadian identity. Books will be available for sale and Ms. Gray would be pleased to sign them. Individual ticket: $20 (plus HST). To purchase a ticket, please visit: famous5ottawa.ca.

Wednesday , February 22 , 2017

The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group in Ottawa invites diplomats, their spouses/partners, and their families to this event. Wed., Feb. 22. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Museum of History + IMAX, 100 rue Laurier, Gatineau, Que. A nominal fee will be charged to help cover costs.