The Business of Elections

The Business of Elections

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Peggy Nash, former MP for Parkdale-High Park & Adam Vaughan, former MP for Spadina-Fort York

Please join us at our inaugural event on Friday, September 10:

Date: Friday, September 10
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register now:

The 2021 Canadian federal election will take place on September 20, 2021. Join us for a critical discussion with former Members of Parliament on the challenge of this year’s federal election, and the key issues animating the race to elect the 44th Canadian Parliament. 


Peggy Nash, former NDP MP for Parkdale-High Park. She served as the Official Opposition Critic in the portfolios of Finance and Industry. Before her first election in 2006, she was a senior labour negotiator with the Canadian Auto Workers (now UNIFOR), in the auto, transportation and service sectors.

As the Chair of the CLMR Advisory Committee, she leads the strategic planning of the CLMR, supports key priorities of the organization, and works with industry and labour thought leaders to develop programs.

Nash is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, a board member of the Broadbent Institute and a frequent media commentator and international speaker on politics, women’s rights and democratic engagement.


Adam Vaughan, former Liberal MP for Spadina-Fort York. He was first elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina on June 30, 2014. On October 19, 2015, Adam was re-elected in the new riding of Spadina-Fort York, and was re-elected for a second full term on October 21, 2019.

Adam Vaughan was elected twice to Toronto City Council before voters sent him to Ottawa to represent urban issues in Parliament. As an activist and as a journalist, Adam has played a significant role in the social and economic growth of Toronto. Adam Vaughan brings a lifetime of experience to federal politics.


The Hon. James Moore, former Conservative MP for Port Moody-Westwood-Coquitlam. 

The Honourable James Moore is a Senior Business Advisor in Dentons' Government Affairs and Public Policy group. Based in Vancouver, he provides strategic advice on government affairs, regulatory affairs and public policy to local, provincial, national and international clients across a variety of industries.

James spent 15 years as a Member of Parliament before joining Dentons, as Minister of Industry, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages, Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific Gateway and Minister for the 2010 Olympics.