A Conversation:

The Challenges We Face in Governing New Brunswick

A pretaped video featuring Donald Savoie, Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance at l'Université de Moncton, set the stage for a panel discussion and conversation about governance in New Brunswick, April 12, 2011, at the Fredericton Convention Centre.  Nearly 200 people showed up to hear what he and the other participants had to say.  Watch the video:
Tony Tremblay, who holds the Canada Research Chair in New Brunswick Studies at St. Thomas University and is a member of the Changing New Brunswick organizing committee, conducted an interview with Dr. Savoie that forms the basis of this video.  We are very grateful to Dr. Tremblay and his videographer Brendan Mittelholtz for presenting Donald Savoie’s views on the Challenges We Face Governing New Brunswick.

Moderator
The moderator for the evening's conversation was Elizabeth Weir, President and CEO of Efficiency New Brunswick and former leader of the New Brunswick NDP.

Panelists

  • Chris Baker, President of Continuum Research and former senior civil servant;
  • Don Desserud, Director of the Urban and Community Studies Institute, UNB;
  • Leah Levac, UNB PhD graduate and social activist;
  • Lise Ouellette, directrice générale of the Association francophone des municipalityés de Nouveau-Brunswick;
  • Donald Savoie, Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance at l'Université de Moncton, via video.

This conversation was the fourth and final in the 2010-11 Changing New Brunswick Series. Click through for information on the first, second and third conversations.