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Congress Event

What are “Canadian” and “Quebec” values? A conversation on (conflicting) rights



Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:30 - 13:45


Concordia Lutheran Seminary

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As a multicultural and liberal democratic society, Canada promotes diversity and protects it through its constitution. At the same time, the country also protects the interests of individuals and has laws and policies that recognize the rights of all Canadians irrespective of their differences. Concerns have emerged as groups have pursued accommodation of their rights, which some believe challenges “Canadian” and “Quebec” values. This has led to a number of high profile controversies around the issues of values, religion, and gender, even sparking a provincial inquiry into reasonable accommodation and proposed legislation of values. Join Dominique Clément, Fuyuki Kurasawa, Doreen Fumia and moderator Howard Ramos in this nuanced conversation on values, diversity, and rights.

With funding support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.