The Trouble with Billionaires Rideau Institute 3rd Annual Gala Dinner

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
October 7, 2010
(Ottawa) The 3rd annual Rideau Institute Gala Dinner will feature a keynote address by author and Toronto Star columnist Linda McQuaig and the presentation of the inaugural Rideau Institute Leadership Award to the founders of Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention.

In their newly released book The Trouble with Billionaires journalist and bestselling Canadian author Linda McQuaig and public finance scholar Neil Brooks explain how extreme income inequality is damaging to society, diminishing the quality of life for everyone through higher crime rates, lower income mobility and poorer health.

The hard work and strong leadership of Murray Thomson, Doug Roche and John Polanyi, founders of Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, have led more than 500 recipients of the prestigious Order of Canada to come together and call on governments around the world, including Canada, to bring about the elimination of nuclear weapons. It has also brought about significant political developments in Canada, including a private meeting with the Prime Minister and the unanimous adoption of a motion on the matter in the Canadian Senate.

WHO:
Linda McQuaig is an award-winning journalist and author. She writes a column for the Toronto Star and has also written for The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, the National Post, and CBC Radio. Her books, including The Wealthy Banker’s Wife and Shooting the Hippo, have all been controversial bestsellers.

Murray Thomson, O.C., and The Hon. Landon (Mackenzie) Pearson, O.C., will be accepting the Rideau Insitute Leadership Award on behalf of Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention.

WHERE:
RIDEAU ROOM  –  SHERATON OTTAWA HOTEL
150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario

WHEN:
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Reception 6 pm | Dinner 7pm

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For information, contact Steven Staples, President, Rideau Institute,
t. 613 565-9449 ext. 24, c. 613 290-2695, e.sstaples@rideauinstitute.ca

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