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German Federal Election: Election Brunch

: Sep 24, 2017, 11 a.m.
Ricarda's Restaurant

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On September 24, the federal elections for the 19th Bundestag will be held. Forty eight parties compete for the votes of almost 62 million registered voters; roughly three million are voting for the very first time. The German Consulate General in Toronto and the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce invite you to follow the election forecast and first projections live on German TV / Deutsche Welle TV during our election brunch, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Ricarda’s Restaurant. A rich brunch, live broadcast from Germany’s public broadcasting stations in English and German, and a cheerful vibe will add an element of fun to this political event.

This is a family friendly event. Ricarda’s is welcoming youngsters with a kid’s corner including a bouncy castle.

Two options to join:

  • Brunch Reservation: Adult-Ticket: $20.17 (+ HST), Kids-Ticket: $12.99 (+ HST), 5 years and below (FREE)

The Brunch buffet includes Scrambled, Fried, Boiled Eggs a la minute, Selection of cured and smoked cold cuts, accompanied by a variety of cheeses; Ricarda’s Homemade variety of bread and rolls, a choice of our homemade jams; Yoghurt with seasonal fresh berry compote; An array of fresh juice, coffee and tea (Further breakfast options such as Waffles, Pancakes, Muesli, Oatmeal, and more are available at regular a la carte prices on site).

Please reserve your seat until September 17, 2017. CANCELLATION: eligibility for a refund must be submitted no later than September 17, 2017.

  • Spontaneous  Joiners: Just show up at the door on September 24 and pay cash for your consumption only. Please note that seats are limited and not guaranteed.

Election Talk

We have invited three political experts to discuss first projections while they are coming in via live broadcast. Join the conversation, planned start of the talk is 12.10 p.m.

Randall Hansen(© Munk School of Global Affairs)

Randall Hansen is Interim Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Full Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Courses on the Politics of Immigration & Citizenship in Europe and North America and the core courses for the Masters in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies are taught by him. He works on Immigration and Citizenship, Demography and Population Policy and the Effects of War on Civilians. His published works include Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after Operation Valkyrie (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) or Fire and Fury: the Allied Bombing of Germany (Penguin, 2009).


Catherine Tsalikis(©

Catherine Tsalikis is the senior editor for Previously, she worked as a producer for the CBC’s fifth estate and CTV News Channel. She also worked as a politics producer for London’s Sky News, and as an editorial assistant for The World Today magazine, published by Chatham House. Catherine holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from the University of Toronto (Trinity College).


Kai Arzheimer(© University of Mainz)

Kai Arzheimer is professor of Political Science at the University of Mainz. His research interests include Comparative Politics/Political Sociology, Elections and Electoral Behavior and Extreme Right Parties & Voters in Western Europe. He has taught courses on The Populist/Radical/Extreme Right in Europe and on Europeanisation of Germany. Regularly, Kai Arzheimer comments on German and European parties and their votes, and on political extremism. As of September 2017 he will be holding the DAAD Hannah-Arendt-Visiting-Chair for German and European Studies at the University of Toronto.

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