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CBC RADIO IDEAS presents

Fri, Mar 16, 20187:30 pm
Venue
Performance Hall at The Isabel
Price
FREE - NO TICKETS REQUIRED
Series
The Isabel Human Rights Arts Festival
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CBC RADIO IDEAS presents SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD ON TRIAL

The Honourable Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C., Judge

Jean Teillet, Prosecutor

Frank Addario, Defence Lawyer 

He is credited as the father our nation. Without him, Confederation might never have happened. As the celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday die down, the controversy around John A. Macdonald’s legacy grows. Jean Teillet, renowned Metis lawyer, founder of the Metis Nation of Ontario, and the great-grandniece of Louis Riel, will prosecute Canada’s first Prime Minister. Frank Addario, an award-winning criminal defence lawyer as well as Vice-President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, will act in Macdonald’s legal defence. The Honourable Ian Binnie, former Supreme Court Justice who the Toronto Star described as "one of the strongest hands on the court," will serve as judge for this enacted trial.  This onstage multi-media experience will include recorded “testimonies” drawn from Macdonald’s era, as well as from legal and historical experts today. Be a part of the Kingston live audience for this nationally broadcasted event on CBC Radio’s leading program, Ideas.

The Isabel thanks CBC Producer Nicola Luksic, CBC Executive Producer Greg Kelly, the gifted CBC broadcast team, and Queen’s Dean of Arts and Science Barbara Crow for their talent and imagination in creating this event. We appreciate the contributions of all participants including those of The Honourable Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C.,  Frank Addario, and Jean Teillet.

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PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH QUEEN'S FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE