Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa Debating Society

Where the purpose of disagreement is PROGRESS

Where the purpose of disagreement is PROGRESS

Where the purpose of disagreement is PROGRESS Where the purpose of disagreement is PROGRESS
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JOIN US NEXT SEASON IN FALL 2020

03/05/2019

Resolution: A government media bailout does more harm than good for public confidence in a free press.

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

The Brig Pub, 23 York St.

Event Details

03/05/2019

Resolution: A government media bailout does more harm than good for public confidence in a free press.

Email OttawaDebatingSociety@gmail.com to sign up for a debating role.

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

The Brig Pub, 23 York St.

Request a role: Ottawadebating@gmail.com


Sign up for a debating role: OttawaDebatingSociety@gmail.com

Upcoming Debates

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Founding sponsor - Quito Maggi at Mainstreet Research

Our Partners

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Popular Vote Team Winners

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Resolution: The constitution should have renewable sunset clauses. 

Government: Greg & Sanjay

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Valentine's Day Resolution: Marriage should have a five-year term limit with the option to renew

Opposition: Sandra & Jessica

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 Resolution: the federal budget should include rebates for working women until pay equity is achieved. 

Our Sponsors

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President's Message

Executive Team

Jessica

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Vice President Membership

Gregory

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Director of Education

Neil

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Director of Operations

Tessa

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Treasurer

Jared

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Communications Director

Our Mission

Are you interested in critical thinking and a good debate?

Improve your public speaking, build your confidence and develop your style by practicing with like-minded peers. 

Honing your skills at the podium in a non-partisan forum is a great way to establish your voice.


You don't have to get elected to debate in this House! 

 

DEBATE a wide range of topics with different styles and formats.

EMPOWER members to communicate openly and effectively.

BENEFIT the community through outreach programs.

ACCLAIM speakers of opposing arguments.

TREAT members and guests with respect and consideration.

EXPRESS the majority interests of club members through good governance.

Ottawa's Only Public Debating Club

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  • Support parliamentary democracy.
  • Promote freedom of expression.
  • Respectfully agree to disagree.

Everyone is entitled to YOUR opinion

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  • Expand your critical thinking skills.
  • Identify fact from fiction.
  • Turn the art of discussion into a sport.

What you need to know

ROLES

Styles of Debate

The Ottawa Debating Society uses the same protocols and procedures as our affiliate club, the Toronto Debating Society

Roles

This is how your role applies to the debate.

Formats

These guidelines show you how long you have to speak.

Resolutions

This is how you present your resolution.

Contact Us

Sign up for a debate, or join the club here

Join the club

Ottawa Debating Society is the only public debate club in Canada's capital. It is a non-partisan non-profit community organization.


Membership fees:    Adults: $65     Students & Seniors: $40


To join the club, please send an e-transfer to: OttawaDebatingSociety@gmail.com


Our affiliate club is the Toronto Debating Society.


Constructive input is appreciated. We're open to debate!


Everyone of voting age is welcome. Guests are free. You must be a member to debate.

Ottawa Debating Society

The Brig Pub, 21 York Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada