CANADIAN HISTORIAN TO SPEAK AT PROVINCE HOUSE

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — The public is invited to hear well-known Canadian historian, Professor Ian Ross Robertson, speaking on “The Road to Responsible Government” at Province House (165 Richmond Street) on March 31 at 7 p.m.

Professor Robertson, a native of Mermaid, received his early education in the province, including three years of study at Prince of Wales College. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at McGill University in Montreal, where he did his thesis on 19th century Prince Edward Island history. Professor Robertson completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Toronto on aspects of the career of Sir Andrew Macphail.  Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, where he taught from 1972 to 2007.
The lecture by Professor Robertson is one of a series of events which will take place at Province House throughout the year in celebration of 160 years of Responsible Government.
Admission to the lecture is free; however, seating is limited and those interested in attending are asked to contact Barb O’Donnell, Office of the Speaker, at 902-368-4310 or by email at assembly@assembly.pe.ca to reserve a seat.
Hon. Kathleen Casey, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, will host a reception with light refreshments following the lecture. The Celebrate 160 Lecture Series will continue throughout 2011, providing an opportunity to learn more about the historical importance and present-day application of the concept of responsible government.

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