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Scottish Independence Debate

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Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada

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On September 18, 2014, the people of Scotland will vote in an historic referendum. They will be asked the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? This is a significant event for Scots all over the world, including those of us with Scottish connections and heritage living in Canada.

ScotCanBC (the Scottish Canadian Business Association of BC) would like to invite you to a very special Scottish Independence Debate moderated by Iain Black, President and CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

The debate will take place at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 from 5:30pm-7:45pm.

Four prominent Scottish Canadian figures from Vancouver's business community will debate their reasons for answering either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the referendum question.

Yes Panelists

  • Alma Lee, Founder of the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival.
  • Alex Tait, Criminal Defense Lawyer from Victoria, BC.

No Panelists

  • David Lunny, Founding Partner of Lunny Atmore LLP and former President of the St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society of Vancouver.
  • Euan Sinclair, Director of Knowledge Management for Lawson Lundell LLP.

We expect tickets for this debate to be in high demand. Seats are limited so we encourage you to get your ticket as soon as possible. Tickets for members are free (annual membership is $50). You can renew your membership or become a member by completing and returning the form located here.

Tickets for non-members are $25. Non-members who purchase a ticket will also have the opportunity to sign up for membership on the night for $25.

We would also like to involve you in the debate. If you have any questions you would like to put to the panel, then please send them to with the subject line 'IndyRef Debate Question' and your name by Monday, September 8th.