100 Canadians set to arrive in Charlottetown for conference

CHARLOTTETOWN - The New Canada Conference is being held next week in the capital city.

Staff ~ The Journal Pioneer newsroom@journalpioneer.com
Published on August 23, 2014

Exactly 100 Canadians, ages 19-24, will meet on August 31 to take part in a three-day conference examining Canada's future and defining a public agenda for the next fifty years.

The delegates were selected from among 811 applicants across the country.

It’s intended the group will form a plan that represents the majority of the new generation.

"The New Canada Conference is about the future. It's an exercise in public imagination." said P.E.I. 2014 Executive Director, Penny Walsh McGuire. "The vision of Confederation was first articulated in Prince Edward Island. Now a new generation of Canadians is coming to Charlottetown to help write the next chapter in the Canadian story."

The delegates will hear from experts in eight subject areas and then will work in bilingual teams to produce a fifty-year public agenda listing the issues and ideas that Canada needs to address between now and the bicentennial of the Charlottetown Conference in 2064.

Delegates will present their 'Idea book for Canada's Future' to local dignitaries and the public at the Confederation Centre of the Arts at the conclusion of the conference September 3.

The New Canada Conference is part of PEI 2014's Founders Week.

More information on the New Canada Conference can be found at