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"Hear, hear." Editing Hansard

The spoken word becomes a written report

 

Hansard is the written record of what is said in the House of Commons. Most people think it's verbatim—and it is, except when it's not. Beverly Ensom is a member of the House of Commons team that gently edits Hansard and the similar record of parliamentary committees. She will describe the process of producing these records and the editing decisions that have to be made; and she'll give some examples of wording that had to be handled with care (although "fuddle-duddle" was before her time).

When: Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Queen St., Lackey Room
Cost: Admission is free for members; $10 for non-members
Free onsite parking