2020 Team Canada Selection Process – Now Open

As we kick the Spring debate season into high gear, OSDU is happy to announce that the selection process for the 2020 Canadian National Debate Team is now open.

Each Province is eligible to send a restricted number of delegates to the Team Canada try out, which will be taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba either before or after Senior Nationals in April 2020 (more information to come for those who are selected).

In order to determine who Ontario will send to represent us at the tryout, OSDU will be hosting a two-part selection process.

  1. Interested students must fill in the attached application and email it back to me by Friday, February 14th, 2020 (approximately two weeks from now).
  2. A qualified panel will review applications, and will contact the top six students among those who completed the application to attend a one-day mini tournament, to be held on the weekend of February 29 or March 1st, 2020 in Toronto. From there, the top 3 students will be chosen to attend the National tryout.

More information regarding criteria and requirements can be found in the attached invitation. Please pass this along to your students that you feel might be interested.
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2020 Senior Provincials Prepared Motion

The prepared motion for the 2020 Senior Provincial Championships will be:

This House (as the Canadian Government) would fully allow foreign-owned telecommunications companies into Canada.

For those participating in the Bilingual debate category, please find below the prepared motion in French. This should also assist you with the recommended translation of key terms in the debate.

Cette chambre (en tant que le gouvernement canadien) permettrait entièrement les entreprises de télécommunications étrangères d’opérer au Canada.

We understand that this motion is conceptually quite broad. It is up to the government team to model the case as they see fit. In order to help guide you to some of the key issues in the debate, there are several resources below which may assist in beginning your preparation. It is strongly encouraged that you look into more than just these. Please note that while some resources do direct you to the current 5G infrastructure headlines, this is not the only key consideration of the debate, but may be a consideration for some teams.

English Resources:

French Resources:
https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/fra/lois/T-3.4/page-1.html – this may assist with key terms