In May 1966, Paul Chartier, an unemployed former miner, trucker, and hotelier, suffered a serious mental breakdown. He blamed the federal government for a long history of personal and business failures, so he asked if he could address Parliament to complain about how the country was being run and was refused. He decided to get revenge by throwing a bomb onto the floor of the House of Commons during session, delivering a speech listing his many grievances, and declaring himself the President of Canada. However, as we know, his plan was unsuccessful, and he died in the attempt.

Our play takes place in present day, more than 50 years afterwards, with Chartier being offered the opportunity to deliver his speech he had taken with him to the House of Commons… from the afterlife.

Now, the ghost of Chartier is offered the opportunity to deliver his speech... from the afterlife.

Thursday, May 23 - Sunday, May 26

The Last President of Canada

A play by Doug Rutherford

Event Details


Thursday, May 23 2019

Sunday, May 26 2019


May 23 | 8pm

Old Fire Hall


May 24 | 8pm

Old Fire Hall


May 25 | 8pm

Old Fire Hall


May 26 | 8pm

Old Fire Hall


Doors open at 7:30pm


50 min. no Intermission

Audience Advisory: Mature themes