Canadian Values & Identity

A wide range of issues relate to Canadian values: bilingualism, multiculturalism, gender equity, cultural policy, sports, tourism; essentially those things that define our values and identity as both a people and country.

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Pearson Centre Discussion on Income Security Reform in Ontario

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

On December 5, 2017; The Pearson Centre welcomed George Thomson to talk about the recently-tabled report of the advisory groups to the Ontario government, on income security reform. We were hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre in Ottawa. …

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Futures Entwined: Nation State & Welfare State – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

First in a Series It was a nice little quip for amateur philosophers. In Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, Premier Zhou Enlai was asked about the French Revolution and the development of democracy, and was reported to have replied “..it is too early to say. …

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Sixties Scoop court decision reveals problems – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley (Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre)

The federal government recently announced a fund to compensate indigenous people who as children were taken from their families and put up for adoption by non-indigenous families. It was in response to a class action court case filed on behalf of about …

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Women in Politics, Parliament Hill; Nov 2 (Sold out)

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Based on research led by Dr. Betsy MacGregor, research based on interviews with 100 women who have won and lost in politics at all levels, covering all aspects of Canadian diversity. Event on Parl Hill with MPs from all parties.

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Copyright Reform Issues – International Panel (Nov7)

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COPYRIGHT REFORM NEEDED TO HELP CANADIANS IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET Canadian, global voices weigh in as feds negotiate NAFTA and ahead of soon- to-begin Copyright Act review Ottawa, Nov. 7, 2017—As the federal gove …

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From Colonialism to Multiculturalism – Clarke

By Anne C.D.Clarke

Introduction: It is inconceivable to visualise that I have been in Canada so long that I can recall various significant milestones in the history of Canada, such as our multiculturalism policy, immigration and refugee policy, the repatriation of the Co …

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Multiculturalism: indissociable et indélébile – O’Neill

By Mark O'Neill

(The English follows) Il s’est écoulé 46 ans depuis l’adoption d’une politique officielle, 35 ans depuis que celle-ci a été répercutée dans la Charte des droits et libertés et 29 ans depuis une proclamation en vertu d’une loi du Parlement. Certains se …

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Recognizing distinctiveness and accepting our differences – CRRF

By Canadian Race Relations Foundation

The demographic changes experienced by Canada since the introduction of the first Multiculturalism Policy in 1971, have been very significant. The population has increased from approximately 21 million (in 1971) to over 35 million in 2011. The growth d …

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Multiculturalism: Evolution & Challenges – Griffith

By Andrew Griffith

MULTICULTURALISM IN CANADA: EVOLUTION, EFFECIVENESS AND CHALLENGES Our history, a complex and imperfect process of accommodation — between Indigenous peoples and French and then British settlers (English, Scottish and Irish), subsequently between Frenc …

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Karen Mock gets Order of Canada – Read her thoughts…

By Dr. Karen Mock

On December 29. 2017, the Governor General announced the newest recipients of the Order of Canada. We are delighted that in that list is Dr. Karen Mock, a founding board member of the Pearson Centre, who has many years of action and achievement in matt …

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