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Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy 10th Anniversary Gala

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Remai Modern

102 Spadina Crescent East

Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3

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JSGS 10th Anniversary Gala – Featuring a guided conversation with Former Prime Minister Paul Martin on Canadian International Policy


The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a gala dinner in honour of our 10-year anniversary on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5-9pm at the Remai Modern in the heart of Saskatoon, SK at River Landing. This gala dinner – one of the first external events at the new art gallery – will bring together our students, alumni, faculty and partners to celebrate the school’s achievements over the past 10 years. It will also highlight the two universities’ commitment to graduate programming and the school’s commitment to ensuring excellence the public service of the future.

In proud partnership with the U of S Canada 150 Conversations with Prime Ministers on Canada’s Future project, we are pleased to welcome the distinguished the Right Honourable Paul Martin to the gala spotlight in what promises to be an engaging conversation between U of S Chancellor Roy Romanow and Mr. Martin on Canada’s place in the world.

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About the Right Honourable Paul Martin

The Right Honourable Paul Martin was Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006 and Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002.

During his tenure as Minister of Finance, he erased Canada’s deficit, subsequently recording five consecutive budget surpluses while paying down the national debt and setting Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio on a steady downward track. He was the co-founder of the Finance Ministers’ G-20, and in September 1999 was named its inaugural chair.

During his tenure as Prime Minister, Mr. Martin set in place a ten year, forty-one billion dollar plan to improve health care and reduce wait times; signed agreements with the provinces and territories to establish the first national early learning and child care program and created a new financial deal for Canada’s municipalities. Under his leadership the Canadian Government reached an historic deal with Aboriginal people of Canada to eliminate the existing funding gaps in health, education and housing known as the Kelowna Accord.

After leaving public life, Mr. Martin created the Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Fund, an investment fund investing in Indigenous business and founded the Martin Family Initiative (MFI) focusing on the early childhoods and elementary and secondary education of Indigenous children and youth. The mission of MFI is to walk alongside Indigenous experts, communities and leaders to ensure that the educational opportunities from birth through to secondary school for Indigenous children are as good as any in the country and are culturally appropriate.

Mr. Martin has advised the African Development Bank and works closely with the Advisory Council of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, sponsored by the African Union, the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank. He was a founding co-chair of the Congo Basin Forest Fund, a 200 million dollar British-Norwegian-Canadian poverty alleviation and sustainable development fund for the Congo Basin Rainforest. Mr. Martin was also a commissioner for the Global Ocean Commission.

Before entering politics, he had a distinguished career as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The CSL Group Inc., the largest self-unloading shipping company in the world. Its acquisition by Mr. Martin in 1981 represented the most important leveraged buyout in Canada at that time.

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To enquire about JSGS 10th Anniversary gala sponsorship, please contact Erica Schindel, erica.schindel@usask.ca or 306-966-2663.

This event is being held in partnership with:

U of S Canada 150 Project

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