Representatives from the major Estonian political parties are participating in an open debate at the Estonian House in Toronto, Canada, for a pre-election discussion on the global community of Estonians.
Participants Meelis Niinepuu (Estonia 200), Urmas Reinsalu (Pro Patria/Isamaa), Imre Sooäär (the Centre Party), Jaak Madison (the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia), Eerik-Niiles Kross (the Reform Party), Sven Mikser (Social Democrats) and Andres Herkel (the Free Party) will discuss how the Estonian government can better cooperate and communicate with the Estonian global community to create a global Estonian identity, regardless of where we live and what languages we speak, the organisers said.
The debate is moderated by Andres Kasekamp and Marcus Kolga.
The event is organised by the Estonian Central Council in Canada in cooperation with the union of Swedish Estonians, the Estonian American National Council, the Association of Australian Estonian Societies and the Estonian World Council.
Cover: Canadian-Estonians celebrating Estonian Independence Day on 24 February 2018 in Toronto (the image is illustrative).