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  • Ben Franklin Place - Chamber

    Thursday Oct 19, 2023 at 7:30pm

    Drawing on his pioneering efforts to fact-check President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden, and other US politicians, Daniel Dale will discuss why facts still matter in this age of misinformation.

    Dale got his career, watching and reading transcripts of nearly every interview or speech President Trump gives, and fact-checking him- who knew it could be a full-time job. At last count, Dale had catalogued more than 9,000 lies or false claims. He has it down to a science! And while the Trump era has ended, Dale's zeal for checking the facts has not.

    Dale knows the importance of  combating misinformation, truth and lies in politics and the importance to fact checking.

    Daniel Dale is a reporter in CNN’s Washington Bureau, where he fact-checks political claims. Prior to joining CNN in 2019, Dale spent over a decade at the Toronto Star reporter and bureau chief at Toronto City Hall from 2010 through 2014, Dale broke several stories about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. As Washington Bureau Chief, he covered trade negotiations, the 2016 and 2018 campaigns, and breaking news and social issues around the United States, including mass shootings in Charleston and Dallas, racial segregation in Milwaukee and the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts.

    A native of Thornhill, Ontario, Dale holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business.

    This is a hybrid event: the program is in person, but we will also stream live on OPL's YouTube page

  • Ottawa Book Awards, Prix du livre d'Ottawa
    Les Lye Studio, Meridian Theatres

    Wednesday Oct 11, 2023 at 7:00pm

    Celebrate the talent and creativity of Ottawa authors and applaud their remarkable achievements on the world’s literary stage. Since 1985 Ottawa Book Awards have recognized English and French books published in the previous year.

    The 2023 Ottawa Book Awards will be presented to the winning authors on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 7 p.m. The event will be followed by a reception at 8 p.m.

    In addition to the English and French Ottawa Book Awards categories, the following awards will also be presented at the ceremony:

    • The Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry

     le Prix littéraire Émergence AAOF 2023 

    Location: Les Lye Studio, Meridian Theatres, 101 Centrepointe Dr.,Ottawa, ON, K2G 5K7

    The awards ceremony will be live-streamed. To join us virtually, follow the link:


    Célébrons le talent et la créativité des auteurs d’Ottawa et applaudissons leurs remarquables réalisations sur la scène littéraire mondiale. Depuis 1985, les Prix du livre d’Ottawa reconnaissent les meilleurs livres publiés en français et en anglais au cours de l’année précédente.

    Cette année, les Prix du livre d’Ottawa seront remis aux lauréats le mercredi 11 octobre à 19 h. L’événement sera suivi d’une réception.

    En plus des Prix du livre d’Ottawa pour les auteurs francophones et anglophones, les prix suivants seront aussi remis lors de la cérémonie :

    • Le Prix de poésie Archibald Lampman 

    le Prix littéraire Émergence AAOF 2023 

    Lieu: Les Lye Studio, Théâtres Meridian, 101 promenade Centrepointe,Ottawa, ON, K2G 5K7

    La cérémonie de remise des prix sera retransmise en direct. Pour nous rejoindre virtuellement, suivre le lien:

  • Tuesday Oct 24, 2023 at 6:00pm

    How do you distinguish real information from fake news? In this workshop, Marc-Alexandre Ladouceur from MediaSmarts will teach four quick, easy steps you can take to spot misinformation and find out if something online is true or not!

    MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.

    Program is virtual only. Email with link to event will be sent out days before the program.