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May 26, 2008
On November 4, 2008, Americans will elect their 44th president. This individual and the policies he or she pursues will have a profound impact on the world and on Canada. The inaugural Munk debate will explore the international stakes and the consequences of the coming U.S. election by bringing together four outstanding minds to debate the resolution: The world is a safer place with a Republican in the White House.
PRO gains 17%. PRO wins
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May 27, 2008
Forty-six percent of the 700 plus attendees at last night's sold-out Munk Debate agreed with the resolution: "The world is a safer place with a Republican in the White House." Fifty-four percent opposed the resolution.
April 11, 2008
Peter and Melaine Munk announced today the launch of the Munk Debates -- a semi-annual debate series designed to elevate and enliven public discussion on the major challenges facing Canada and the world.
The first debate focuses on the impact of the U.S. Election on global security. The resolution: "The world is a safer place with a Republican in the White House."
The Toronto Star
April 12, 2008
Ten years ago, Toronto native Rudyard Griffiths co-founded the Dominion Institute to promote knowledge of Canadian history and became the go-to guy for media seeking comment on matters of national identity. Today, the work of the Dominion Institute continues, but Griffiths is heading up a new project - a series of biannual public debates, to be launched May 26 at the Royal Ontario Museum.