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POGG Canada » About Us
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Jul 14

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Mission Statement
General Information
Frequently Asked Questions
A Typical Speaker Program Agenda
Key People
Contact Us
The Challenge - To Understand and Affect Public Policy
POGG Privacy Statement
Who’s Who Photos


Mission Statement

POGG a fellowship of members that share a commitment to be non-partisan, to speak openly and frankly, and to arrive at well-informed supportable decisions that will move public policy issues forward.

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General Information

POGG is registered in Ontario as a sole proprietorship and operates on a not-for-profit basis.

The Membership fee is $20 annually.

The Speaker Program, usually a breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month, is $15 each event. Members and guests ($20 for guests) should register in advance at rod.packwood@poggtalk.org or cheryl.carboni@poggtalk.org. The caveat for each meeting is that all who attend do so accepting the fact that what they hear must not be attributed to the speaker outside of this event. This caveat has enabled friends and guests to speak openly as if in private conversation. This caveat can be waived by the speaker.

Speaker and Breakfast program is usually convened at The Carlingwood (Restaurant) on the third Saturday of the month. Contact rod.packwood@poggtalk.org to confirm dates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the origin, meaning and significance of the phrase "peace, order and good government"?

In Canada, "peace, order and good government", abbreviated as POGG, is often used to describe the principles upon which that country's Confederation took place. Originally used in the British North America Act, 1867, enacted by the Imperial Parliament, it defines the principles under which the Canadian Parliament should legislate. The phrase "peace, order and good government” has also become meaningful to Canadians. This tripartite motto is sometimes said to define Canadian values in a way comparable to "libertéégalitéfraternité" (liberty, equality, fraternity) in France or "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in the United States. (Quoted from Wikipedia)

2. Does it cost anything to join?

Yes. The annual membership is $20. There are eight Saturday morning speaker and discussion Breakfasts that run from September to May, excluding the month in which the Golden Whistle Award is held. The cost of each Breakfast is $20 for members and $25 for guests. The cost of special events, such as the Golden Whistle Award, varies depending on venue and refreshments served.

3. Do I have any obligation to participate beyond attendance?

No. Members are active only to the extent they wish to be. Ad Hoc Public Policy and Resolution Committees are created. The results that arise from their deliberations and activities are reported to the members who are invited to express their view. Any and all reports are the opinions of those who produce them and are not considered the official opinions of POGG Canada and its members.

4. Are there any rules for this group?

POGG Canada is not affiliated to any political party. Purely partisan matters are avoided. The common bond is that regular attendees have a serious interest in dialogue on public affairs and have a strong belief in "peace, order and good government". A condition of admission to meetings is that all attendees agree that the meeting is in camera and that no public attribution is to be made of any remarks, comments and discussion content, and that any related papers, documents, etc. produced at a meeting will similarly not be identified or attributed. Speakers are thus assured of an informed audience and a thoughtful Q&A period

5. How do I get invited to a meeting?

Contact info@poggcanada.ca

6. Can I suggest a topic or speaker?

Of course! We're always looking for new ideas. Just send us an e-mail at info@Poggtalk.org.

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A Typical Speaker Program Agenda

A typical speaker program breakfast agenda is:

  • 8.15 am – Registration
  • 8.30 – Call to breakfast
  • 9:10 – Call to Order - Business, Speaker and Q&A
  • 10:30 (approx.) – Adjournment & Fellowship

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Key People

The Council:

President
Cheryl Carboni
Contact: info@POGGtalk.org

Vice-President and Think Tank Director
Gary Chivers
Contact: gary.chivers@POGGtalk.org

Treasurer
Paul Hough
Contact: paul.hough@POGGtalk.org

Registrar
Rod Packwood
Contact: rod.packwood@POGGtalk.org

Arrangements Director
Marjorie Pettigrew
Contact: marjorie.pettigrew@POGGtalk.org

Other:

Webmaster
Daniel Kelly
Contact: webmaster@POGGtalk.org

Chair Emeritus
Harry Weldon
Contact: harry.weldon@POGGtalk.org

Contact us:

Email info@POGGtalk.org

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The Challenge – To Understand and Affect Public Policy by Harry Weldon

The Challenge – To Understand and Affect Public Policy in Canada (click for .pdf copy of talk)

This talk covers the challenge to understand and affect public policy in Canada, and how POGG is responding to that challenge.

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POGG Privacy Policy

We collect personal information from our customers in the regular course of doing business. This brochure answers some of your most frequently asked questions, and lets you know exactly how we're protecting the information you entrust to us.

What personal information do you collect about me?

We collect the following information about you:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Purchase history
  • Product/service preferences
  • Opinions about products and services

How do you use this information?

The main reasons we collect personal information from you are:

  • Customer relationship management
  • Customer service
  • Marketing
  • To complete a sale/transaction

Use of Personal Information for Secondary Reasons

We also may use your personal information for other, secondary reasons, including:

To complete a sale/transaction

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Purchase history
  • Product/service preferences

Marketing

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Purchase history
  • Product/service preferences
  • Opinions about products and services

Customer service

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Purchase history
  • Product/service preferences
  • Opinions about products and services

Customer relationship management

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Purchase history
  • Product/service preferences
  • Opinions about products and services

Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties

We do not share your personal information with any third parties.

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Who’s Who Photos

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Fred Litwin, speaker Saturday February 16th on “The Invisibility of Male Issues”

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Margaret Gervais introducing the speaker Fred Litwin. Garry Chivers thanking speaker Fred Litwin.

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Gary Chivers, Think Tank & Resolutions Director, confers with Chair Emeritus, Harry Weldon

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Marge Pettigrew, Dave Smith (Nate's Deli & Family Restaurant), Faye Copeland

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Foreground: Beverley Troup & David Van Praagh. Background; Harry Weldon, David French, Margaret Kopala, Wally Troup, David Foulkes, Harry Norris (Treasurer)

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November 10, 2012 Speaker David French: Gary Chivers with David French

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November 10, 2012 Speaker David French

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