In a diverse society such as ours, what efforts must be made to accommodate religious and cultural minorities? On March 3, McGill’s Faculty of Law will welcome Gérard Bouchard, the prominent Quebec historian and sociologist who co-chaired the province’s commission on reasonable accommodation, to deliver this year’s Macnaughton Lecture on public policy.
“Democracy and Diversity: the New Challenges” will explore various aspects of Quebec’s ongoing identity debate and its place in a modern, pluralistic society. The lecture will be introduced by prominent Canadian philosopher and McGill graduate Charles Taylor, who with Bouchard co-chaired the Consultation Commission on Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences, commonly known as the Bouchard-Taylor Commission.
Gérard Bouchard on “Democracy and Diversity: the New Challenges,” March 3, 6 p.m., Maxwell Cohen Moot Court, Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel St. The event is free, but please RSVP by Feb. 26 by contacting contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (514) 398.7934.