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Monday October 17th, 2011

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Howard Pawley, Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Windsor and former Premier of Manitoba will be at the Windsor Public Library on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm.  Mr. Pawley will talk about his 19 years in politics, particular the years from 1981 through 1988 when he served as Premier of Manitoba and also recount stories from his recent book, Keep True: A Life in Politics.

Mr. Pawley will talk about his early political battle to bring public automobile insurance to Manitoba and many of the other political battles that would follow: human rights and marriage law reform; the explosive French Language debate that would have national consequences; The CF 18 fighter jet controversy; and the doomed negotiations of the Meech Lake Accord. He will discuss what went wrong and what went right, offering insight into current national debates and political trends.

Howard Pawley was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in 1969 and in 1973 was promoted to Attorney-General.  In 1979 he became leader of the provincial NDP and was sworn in as Premier in November 1981.

The evening will also include a question-and-answer period with Mr. Pawley and he will be available to sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

The event is free-of-charge and all are welcome.

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