February 13, 2014 10:04 am
Updated: February 17, 2014 2:09 pm

Live blog recap: The legacy of Quebec politician Claude Ryan

Claude Ryan on January 19, 1984 in Ottawa.

Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The Newman Centre, in partnership with McGill University and the Federal Idea, has organized a symposium in Montreal to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of Claude Ryan.

Ryan was a Canadian politician, a member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Argenteuil from 1979 to 1994 and the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party from 1978 to 1982.

Over two days, distinguished thought-leaders such as Brian Mulroney, Thomas Mulcair, Patrice Ryan, Denise Robillard, Jean Charest, and many others, are discussing how Claude Ryan’s wide-ranging contributions still speak to political debates in Quebec and beyond. 

Among the 20 speakers will be journalists, historians, professors and politicians. More information on the symposium can be found here.

Professor Bruce Hicks, BMO Visiting Fellow at the Glendon School for Public and International Affairs at York University, was at the event and was live-blogging developments, updates, insights, photos and more.

Read his live blog posts below.


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