York U Chancellor Gregory Sorbara launches The Battlefield of Ontario Politics


TORONTO, October 28, 2014 – Former Ontario finance minister and current York University Chancellor Gregory Sorbara will celebrate the launch of his new autobiography, The Battlefield of Ontario Politics, at a ticketed event on October 30, 2014, at York University.

Sorbara’s book will bring the reader into the back rooms of the Ontario Liberal Party as some of the most significant changes in Ontario's political history are made. He also gives readers an insider's view of his party's election strategies

“A civil society depends on a healthy political system. For three decades I was a practitioner helping to shape the events that influence Ontario’s development. This memoir, for me, is a very personal perspective on that journey,” says Sorbara.

Highlights of the event include:

  • 6:45 York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri gives opening remarks and introduces Chancellor Sorbara
  • 6:50 Chancellor Sorbara speaks about the launch of his new autobiography
  • 7:10 Event emcee and Vaughan Liberal MPP Steven Del Duca gives closing remarks
  • Reception and book-signing to follow.

Tickets include reception and a copy of the book.

What: York U Chancellor Gregory Sorbara book launch

Where:  Paul B. Helliwell Centre, Ignat Kaneff Building (#32 on map), York University, Keele campus

When:  Thursday, October 30, 6:30-8:30pm

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