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Come add your voice to the diverse audience of Canadians from across the country. Join the discussions on topical issues that directly impact Multiculturalism, Indigenous Peoples and Mutual Accommodation.

Mutual Accommodation

The Fine Line of Mutual Accommodation

Led by Heather Nicol

Mutual accommodation is a fine line. Sometimes efforts to accommodate turn into efforts to define how communities should adapt and integrate. Efforts towards accommodation work well when communities engage in discussion and common understanding. How can these kinds of discussion be stimulated....

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Canada: Global Citizen
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International Trade

Led by Zoe Williams & Devin Penner

Canada continues to enter international trade agreements, many of which have controversial provisions that some industries find damaging. This raises questions about whose interests are considered when these deals are made and also what concessions should Canada and Canadians make to be a part of...

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Muslims in Canada
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Acceptance and Belonging

Led by Momin Rahman & Amira Elghawaby

The debate about terrorism and extremism is ultimately only about a tiny number of people. Yet underneath all of these debates are the lives and experiences of many Canadians. In the aftermath of almost fifteen years of the “war on terror” do Muslim Canadians feel they belong and are accepted in...

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First Nations
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Economic Development

Led by Danielle Harris & JF Arteau

Economic development is a fundamental concern given the serious economic inequalities faced by aboriginal Canadians and communities across the country. But there are different perspectives on what should be achieved with economic development, including the possibility of regaining access to...

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Canada: Global Citizen
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Global Engagement

Led by Rikia Saddy & Whitney Lackenbauer

When Justin Trudeau went abroad to international meetings immediately after becoming Canada’s prime minister he announced that “Canada is back”. Much of what he seemed to mean by this centred on Canada’s role on the world stage. He was referring to the idea that the Harper government had done...

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Muslims in Canada
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Security

Led by Hussein Hamdani & Nahla Abdo

For the past 14 years there has been a concern that violent extremism is a threat to the west and recently Harper stated this is Canada’s biggest security threat. This is reflected in Canada’s current discussions around homegrown terrorism and radicalization, changes to security laws, and...

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First Nations
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Law

Led by Jim Miller & JF Arteau

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 and visual record of those treaties. This...

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Canada: Global Citizen
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Canada's International Military Commitments

Led by Caroline Leprince & Anessa Kimball

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 21st century? Do the institutions and ideas so...

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Muslims in Canada
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Gender

Led by Amira Elghawaby & Yasmin Jiwani

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 whether Muslim women need to be mutually accommodated...

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First Nations
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Reconciliation

Led by John Milloy & David Newhouse

Repairing relations between First Nations peoples and other Canadians is an urgent political and social issue in Canada today. Now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has wrapped up, Canadians have an opportunity to thoughtfully consider what reconciliation should look like. What roles...

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