cabinet of napoleon i, 1812
The Cabinet of Napoleon I immerses delegates in the pivotal latter years of Napoleon’s rule. Facing a fraying Russo-French alliance and the inevitable collapse of the Continental System, various factions of the French Empire have been summoned to Paris. As accords and alliances are forged and broken and conspiracies threaten the very life of the sovereign, the fate of an empire stretching from Málaga to Warsaw rests in the hands of the Cabinet.
As a continuous crisis cabinet, this committee is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory, and must be submitted by Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.
An essential question at the heart of a society is that of justice. What is a crime? What gives the state the right to punish individuals for their actions? Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? What is just in a democratic and multicultural society like Canada? These questions have no clear and final answers – like most things in a nation, they are a continual work in progress. Throughout the country, malaise over the apparently forgotten plight of impoverished minorities, demand for drug liberalisation, and sentencing reform have risen to a fever pitch; Parliament must rise to the occasion and make bold and multi-faceted reforms to ensure the future of a just and equitable Canada.