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Imagining Canada in a disenchanted world



Thursday, June 4, 2015, 12:15 - 13:15


Sciences sociales FSS/4007

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Jean Leclair

The discourses of “authenticity,” “multiculturalism” and “nationalism” have jeopardized the Canadian State’s attempts to act as the anchor of a national political community. The question, then, is upon which principle can we build an inclusive national political community—one that is ready to make the compromises necessary to meet the demands of individuals and groups and improve relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? Jean Leclair, Trudeau Fellow and Professor of Constitutional Law at the Université de Montréal, will discuss how a renewed understanding of federalism could offer a solution.

This event will take place in French, with simultaneous interpretation available.

The Honorable James Bartleman, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and 2009 Trudeau mentor, will introduce Prof. Leclair.

Complimentary refreshments will be served. Lunch reception to follow. 


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