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Alberta Debate and
Speech Association
In order to facilitate growth and development for debate and speech members, the ADSA makes available a variety of resources designed to educate and train students.

Select from the categories below, or check out the upcoming competitions on the Schedule page.
ADSA-Specific Resources
Research Packages 

Each year, the ADSA produces at least three research packages which are designed as self-teaching instruments for debate. Below are this year's resolutions and packages.

The style for debate at both Junior and Senior High levels will be Canadian National Style, with all resolutions using the prefix of "This House" as opposed to "Be It Resolved".

  1.  Topic 1 -  (JH):  THW prevent children under the age of 18 from participating in Combat Sports (e.g.: MMA, Boxing, etc.)    
  2. Topic 2 (HS): THBT Energy security is a legitimate reason for military action     
  3. Topic 3 (For Regionals and Provincials only) :     This House Supports Slum Tourism
    1. HS Version
    2. JH Version   


This topic will be debated as the prepared topic at the Caglary, Sir Winston Churchill annual competition.


This topic will be debated as the prepared topic at the Edmonton, Sir Winston Churchill annual competition. 

Debate Topics 2017 - 2018