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SUBJECT: Memorial University to sponsor public forum on Atlantic Accord
DATE: Jan. 20, 2005

Several units at Memorial University have teamed up to sponsor a public forum aimed at creating greater awareness of the issues surrounding the equalization debate. The forum – titled The Atlantic Accord, Equalization, and Offsets: An Independent Assessment – is being held on Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, and begins at 8 p.m. in room EN-2006, located in the Engineering Building on Memorial's St. John'scampus.

The centerpiece of the forum is a presentation on equalization by Memorial economist Dr. WadeLocke. A panel discussion will follow the presentation and will feature political scientists Drs. Chris Dunn and Steve Tomblin and economist Dr. James Feehan. The forum will be moderated by Dr. Robert Greenwood, director of the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development. The public is invited to attend this forum and there is no admission charge.

The forum will be available throughout the province via a live Web cast. Details can be found at www.mun.ca.

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