Why Speak?

Model Parliament has been honoured to host Canada's most highly regarded and influential political figures. Our guest speakers provide the participants with an inspiring and enriching experience, which gives them a greater understanding of the political scene in Canada. By speaking to our young leaders and Canada's future political figures, our guest speakers leave our participants with lasting memories and a greater passion for getting involved in politics.

Past Speakers

The University of Ottawa's Model Parliament has had the privilege to hear from the following influential political figures and respected journalists. We welcome you to join our list of notable guest speakers who have inspired our participants.

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Thomas Mulcair


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Andrew Leslie

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Rosemary Barton



Chad Rogers

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Peter Harder


Vassy Kapelos

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Mona Fortier


Paul Wells