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Exclusive University Course

The School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa offers a three-credit Political Science course (the equivalent of 0.5 credits at Carleton University) exclusively to House of Commons Pages.

The course provides an introduction to Canadian government and politics and begins with a look at the foundations of the Canadian political space: the Constitution, parliamentary government, federalism, political parties, and elections. It then gives an overview of some of the major political forces (e.g. societal classes, groups, movements and ideas) that shape political life in Canada. The course is closely linked to the work carried out by Pages and their experiences on Parliament Hill.

Although participation in the course is voluntary, Pages are strongly encouraged to enrol. Classes are offered in a bilingual format, allowing students to express themselves in either official language.

Information About Universities

For information regarding the universities in the National Capital Region, please contact:

Stenley Philippe
Telecounselling Supervisor and Page Liaison

Undergraduate Recruitment Office
Room 315, Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K1S 5B6

Logo: Carleton University
Tel.: 613-520-3663
Toll Free: 1-888-354-4414

Trystan Beaulieu
Prospective Student Services Coordinator

Tabaret Hall
550 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6N5

Logo: University of Ottawa - Canada’s University
Tel.: 613-562-5800 EXT. 2595
Toll Free: 1-877-868-8292 EXT. 1000
(press the pound key (#) before dialing the EXT.)

Andréanne Laverdière
Recruitment Officer

Recruitment and Communications Services
223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1S 1C4

Logo: Saint Paul University
Tel.: 613-236-1393 EXT. 2259

Eve Mercier
Recruitment Officer

Pavillon Lucien-Brault
101, rue St-Jean Bosco
C.P. 1250, Succursale Hull
Gatineau, Quebec  J8X 3X7

Logo: Université du Québec en Outaouais
Tel.: 819-595-3900 EXT. 3851

For more information on UQO's application process, please contact the university directly.

Please visit the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) Web site for more information on the Ontario University application process or contact the OUAC directly at:

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario  N1G 5E2

Tel.: 519-823-1940
Web site:

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