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We are very honored that the following speakers have agreed to help us in the discussion. We welcome economists Dr. David Murrell of UNB and Dr. Philip Merrigan of UQAM, tax expert John Williamson from Canadian Taxpayers Federation, eldercare expert Caroline Tapp-McDougall, childcare CEO Kathy Graham, feminist legal scholar Rebecca Bromwich, pension rights activist Frank Stokes, as well as politicians Garth Turner, independent MP, Guy St-Julien former Conservative and Liberal MP, and Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada.Beverley Smith and Sara Landriault, co-hosts will also speak, Smith outlining the history of activism in this area.


Bromwich, Rebecca

Graduate of honors social anthropology at the U of Calgary and of Queens

University faculty of law, she holds an LLM and LLB.. A law professor

at Fanshawe College in London Ontario and lecturer at the University of

Western Ontario, she is married and has two young daughters. She practises family law and immigration law and has recently published several studies of youth justice.

Graham, Kathy

CEO of the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario, an organization that represents independent, private and nonprofit licensed childcare operators of Ontario.She serves as a consulatant for ABCs of Childrens Care & Education and reviews social policy as it affects all children.

Daytime: 6133956111

Landriault, Sara

coordinator of the Care of Child Coalition

raised in Nova Scotia, currently living near Ottawa, mother of 3

she was instrumental in organizing support for survivors of

breast cancer and more recently a national rally in Ottawa to support equal

funding for all care styles for children (Oct 2005). In the spring

of 2006 she organized an open information session for all MPPs

at Queens Park to discuss caregiving and she has spoken to

the federal committee on finance about caregiving issues. She

maintains an active national blog on caregiving


May, Elizabeth

Graduate of Dalhousie Law school and admitted to the bars of Nova Scotia

and Ontario Ms. May has served as policy advisor to the federal minister

of the environment from 1986 to 1988. An active environmentalist and

author she has served as executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada

and is currently head of the Green Party of Canada. She is an officer

of the Order of Canada.


Merrigan, Dr. Philip

Ph..D Brown University, Rhode Island,

Professor of economics at U of Quebec at Montreal

author or coauthor of papers on tax policy and fertility, the effect of childcare

arrangements on developmental outcomes, welfare policy in Canada,

maternal paid work and child development, parenting practices, economics

and spacing of births, conjugal unions and single motherhood, family labour

supply and life cycle, wellbeing and poverty, time allocation and paid work

51498730000 ext 8385

Murrell, Dr. David

Professor of Economics, University of New Brunswick

teaching regional economic development and public finance.

He has published widely and is a member of the editorial board of the

Canadian Journal of Regional Science and former editor of

The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers and Proceedings

He is author of Following the Money Trail, Beyond a Hard Place

and Could Do Better

Smith, Beverley

Graduate of the University of Calgary she teaches school in

Calgary and has written extensively about equality rights for

women who do unpaid work. In 1997 she made a complaint at

The United Nations that Canadas tax, pension and childcare laws

do not adequately recognize unpaid caregiving and her complaint

was supported by several national and international groups.

She currently edits an international newsletter on caregiving and

was a guest speaker in March 2006 in New York city at a conference of

UN delegates and nondelegates about the international movement to value womens unpaid work.


StJulien, Guy

Member of Parliament for the riding of Abitibi, BaieJames Nunavik, first elected

in 1984 he has served with both the Progressive Conservative and Liberal

Parties. (Progressive Conservative 198493, Liberal 19972004)

Born in ValDOr Quebec his commitment to caregiving has led

him to bring forward several private members bills. He is a former director of human resources and a senior clerk and currently is active

in the Marivik Corporation advising on government relations.


Stokes, Frank

Retired school teacher and advocate of pension income splitting for eight years. In the last year was founding president of the organization Canadian Activists for Pension Splitting, Regroupement des Canadiens pour le partage des pensions (CAPS/RCPP), one of the numerous organizations of the Common Front for Pension Splitting, which was instrumental in recently achieving pending legislation for retirement income splitting for tax purposes.


TappMcDougall, Caroline

a graduate of York University and past president of the Canadian

Occupational Therapy Foundation, she is on the board of Epilepsy

Toronto. She publishes Solutions magazine focusing on elder care

in Canada and Todays Kids in Motion, a magazine for children

with special needs. She has recently written The Complete

Canadian Eldercare Guide

4164217997 ext 319

Turner, Garth

Graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario, he has authored seven books on economics and finance, held positions with the Globe and Mail, Macleans, Sun Media and CTV and founded and managed numerous companies. Elected to Parliament for HaltonPeel from 1988 to 1993 he eventually served as Minister of National Revenue and was a leadership candidate for the federal Progressive Conservative Party. He has been national director of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund and national spokesperson for the Alzheimer Society of Canada. He currently serves as the Independent MP for the riding of Halton Ontario and restores heritage landmarks in Ontario. His next book, on federal politics, will be published in March, 2007.

613 9923250

John Williamson

was appointed federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) in January 2004. He joined the organization in September 2002 as provincial director in Ontario. The CTF was established in 1990 and is a non-partisan taxpayer research and advocacy organization with over 72,000 supporters. It is dedicated to lower taxes, less waste, and more accountable government.

Prior to joining the CTF, John worked at the National Post as an editorial writer and a member of the papers Editorial Board. His writing focused primarily on tax and social policy, government spending, and parliamentary reform. John was born and raised in New Brunswick. He studied economics and government at McGill University in Montreal.


The public is very welcome at this conference. There is no admission fee.

The grass roots, ordinary people, the unpaid sector are entitled to be heard - and this is our chance.

This conference has received no government funding.
It has no political or religious affiliation.
If you would like to contribute to meeting some of the costs for promoting or hosting this event send cheques marked 'Caregiving conference" to
Beverley Smith, 521-18 A ST NW Calgary Alberta T2N2H3
All contriutions over $20 will be receipted.

521-18 A St NW Calgary Alberta T2N2H3