What Are the Government’s Responsibilities?

  • Government has the burden of proof-they must show cause.
  • The Prime Minister will define the terms of the resolution.

*If this is not done then the Opposition may define the debate as it sees fit.*

  • If this is a policy debate (a law), then a plan should be presented. This must be at least outlined by the PM.
  • The Opposition may contest a definition, attempting to alter or add to it.- This will be done at the beginning of the Opposition’s first constructive speech.
  • The Speaker will choose the definition. The Speaker’s choice is final. It must be accepted and used by debaters and , alas, by judges.
The Atlantic Debate Conference has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Spring of 2019.