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4 open discussionsLed by Amira Elghawaby & Yasmin Jiwani
Open until September 6, 2016
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Muslims in Canada:

When discussing Muslims in Canada, many politicians and commentators in the media bring up the issue of gender. Why is gender so central to discussions of Muslims in Canada? In terms of Mutual Accommodation, questions can be asked regarding...

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Canada's International Military Commitments

1 discussionLed by Caroline Leprince & Anessa Kimball
Full launch September 6, 2016

The nature of international security has changed dramatically in recent years - since the end of the Cold War and since 2001. Security threats increasingly come from non state-actors. How prepared is Canada to address international security in the...

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First Nations


Led by Jim Miller
Begins September 6, 2016

There was a legal relationship, an interaction between European and First Nations legal systems, that existed at the foundation of European settlement in northern North America, enshrined in the written treaties and in First Nations peoples’ oral...

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Mutual Accommodation: A Better Way of Doing Things?

Let’s discuss one of the most profound facets of the Canadian experience – mutual accommodation. At key moments in Canada’s past, the need to accommodate difference – between Canadians, with our neighbours, and with our northern geography – has...

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William A. Macdonald’s essays in The Globe and Mail

Since late May 2015, Bill Macdonald has authored a series of essays on the Canadian narrative of mutual accommodation that have appeared in The Globe and Mail newspaper and website... read more

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