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Healthcare takes Centre Stage at the FIFTH Semi-Annual Munk Debate

May 3, 2010

To encourage a far-ranging discussion of one of the key policy questions facing Canadians, the future of their healthcare system, the debate will have as its resolution: be it resolved, I would rather get sick in the U.S. than Canada

2009 Climate Change Debate Vote Results

Dec 2, 2009

Just days before the United Nation’s historic Copenhagen summit the Munk Debates tackled one of the great public policy questions of our time: how should the world respond to climate change?

Munk Debates to Tackle Climate Change on the Eve of the U.N. Copenhagen Summit

Oct 15, 2009

Peter and Melanie Munk announced today the resolution and presenters for the fourth semi-annual Munk Debate to be held in Toronto on Tuesday, December 1st.

The fourth Munk Debate will explore the opportunities and hazards of the global response to climate change by debating the resolution: “Climate change is mankind's defining crisis, and demands a commensurate response.”

Launch of the third semi-annual Munk Debate

Apr 30, 2009

Peter Munk announced today the resolution and presenters for the third semi-annual Munk Debates to be held in Toronto on Monday, June 1st.

The third Munk Debate will explore the opportunities and hazards of foreign aid, by debating the resolution: "be it resolved that foreign aid to developing countries does more harm than good". It will consider whether wealthy nations should be increasing foreign aid in a world where over 3 billion people live on under $2 a day and where the ills of underdevelopment (e.g. civil strife) can have global repercussions. The debate will also explore the poor track record of state to state foreign aid in increasing GDP, the support it often provides to dictators and tyrants, and the potential for freer and fairer trade to lift up developing nations.

Canadians support military intervention, survey reveals

Nov 28, 2008

According to a new Innovative Research Group national telephone survey commissioned by the Munk Debates, a significant number of Canadians support military intervention as a means to stop humanitarian crises.