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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.







SPEAKER BIOS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:























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.







Rebecca@jbbarrister.com















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.







kdaycare@kos.net







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







http://choiceforchildcare.blogspot.com







landriault@ripnet.com







6132584854















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.







debra@greenparty.ca







6135624916















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















merrigan.philip@uqam.ca







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







dmurrell@unb.ca















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.















bevgsmith@alumni.ucalgary.ca







4032832400















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.







6132344283







g_st-julien@makivik.org















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.















Frank.e.stokes@sympatico.ca







6138385700























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







mcdougal@bcsgroup.com







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.















garth@garth.ca







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.

6132346554

jwilliamson@taxpayer.com





















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
bevgsmith@alumni.ucalgary.ca