The Second Annual Conference on Gross National Happiness The Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness
Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
June 20 to June 24, 2005
  Media Advisory
For Immediate Release June 21, 2005, Antigonish, N.S.

His Excellency John Ralston Saul Ph.D, C.C. to address major international conference on "Good Governance"

On Thursday June 23 at 3.30pm, His Excellency John Ralston Saul will deliver a major and significant address on "Good Governance as an Expression of Inclusion and Balance" to more than 450 delegates from 32 countries and six continents. This address is of particular importance in light of Canada's recent governance crisis.

His Excellency's presentation will take place in the MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. It is the closing address of the four-day conference on Rethinking Development; Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing, which brings together some of the world's leading experts and practitioners of socially and environmentally responsible development.

His Excellency has had a significant impact on political and economic thought in many countries, a reputation that was firmly established with his 1995 Massey Lectures. The resulting book, The Unconscious Civilization, won the 1996 Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Gordon Montador Award for the Best Canadian Non-Fiction Book on social issues.

Please see for a full list of conference presenters. For more information on His Excellency's address and to arrange media interviews please contact: governance.

Olga Gladkikh, (902) 867-5131


Conference Director, Ronald Colman, 902-489-7007


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