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2017 National Seminar – Debate Motion

July 29, 2017

This House supports a national referendum on electoral reform in Canada.All elections in Canada use a system called “first past the post”, whereby the candidate with the most votes in a particular area ( called a riding ) holds the “seat” or represents that area in Parliament regardless of the number of votes they have, […]

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50 Years of the CSDF to be Celebrated in Port Hope, and Cobourg, Ontario

March 9, 2017

The CSDF is celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2017! We are proud to be holding this special Seminar in Port Hope, and Cobourg, Ontario. Home to the first Seminar in 1967, where Tom Lawson set the foundation for what we have today. The Seminar will be held from October 10th to 15th, 2017, with the […]

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50 ans de la FCDC à célébrer à Port Hope, et Cobourg (Ontario)

March 8, 2017

La FCDÉ célèbre en 2017 son 50e anniversaire! Nous sommes particulièrement heureux de tenir une version spéciale du Séminaire à Port Hope, et Cobourg, Ontario, berceau du premier en 1967, là où Tom Lawson a jeté les bases de ce que nous connaissons aujourd’hui. Le Séminaire se tiendra du 10 au 15 octobre prochains, les […]

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50th Seminar to be celebrated in Nova Scotia!

March 22, 2016

The CSDF is celebrating our 50th National Seminar in 2016! We are proud to be holding this special Seminar in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. The Seminar will be held from October 26th – 31st and will be themed around Immigration and Emigration, “Then and Now”. For more information and the official invitation, check out […]

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2016 National Championships Invite

March 9, 2016

The Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association has released the invitation to the 2016 Canadian National Debate Championships, which will be held from April 8 – 10 in Saskatoon, SK. Information about the tournament and live registration for delegates can be found at www.saskdebate.com/cndc-2016, and the official invite for provincial associations can be downloaded here. You […]

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Prepared motion for Seminar

September 25, 2015

Greetings, Delegates, We are now officially one month from your travel day to the 2015 National Seminar, in Victoria, BC. As you are all aware the theme for this year’s seminar is Environment and Industry – Canada’s Past and Present! Below is the prepared resolution, you will be given the name of your debate partner […]

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