In Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and in conjunction with Senate Speaker George J. Furey, the Honourable Geoff Regan launch the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest.
Young Canadians from across the country are invited to participate in the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest. Through this national contest, students are being asked to mark the latest turning point in Canadian history, the 150th anniversary of Confederation, by writing a speech of their own answering the question: “What does Parliament mean to you?”
Three (3) finalists will be selected from each age category and, along with a parent or guardian will be flown to Ottawa for two days of special programming in the nation’s capital. The winners in each age group will be announced at a reception that Speaker Regan and Speaker Furey will host in early June.
Students interested in entering the contest are encouraged to visit the contest page to obtain further details and find out how to apply. We encourage young Canadians to submit their speech in the official language of their choice.
For any questions relating to the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest, please contact the Library of Parliament Information Service at 613-992-4793 or toll-free at 1-866-599-4999. The contest closes on April 21, 2017.