The Consultation Commission on Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences in Quebec Society has begun its cross-province hearings in 17 Quebec communities. The commission is headed by McGill philosophy professor Charles Taylor and sociologist Gerard Bouchard. We suggest the following sources for your coverage of this story and all ongoing coverage of the commission:
Title: Director, Canadian Ethnic Studies program, Department of Sociology
Expertise: Ethnic and race relations; immigration; public policy analysis; survey research and data analysis; Canadian society; sociology of Jews; Canadian Jewish studies; sociology of education.
morton.weinfeld [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Title: Professor, Department of Political Science
Expertise: Contemporary political theory; liberalism; multiculturalism and nationalism; and questions involving the status and rights of intermediate groups including associations; indigenous peoples; linguistic minorities and religious bodies.
jacob.levy [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Title: Professor, Faculty of Religious Studies; Conference Co-Chair, Pluralism, Politics and God Symposium, September 13-15
Expertise: Marriage and family ethics.
daniel.cere [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Title: Professor, Faculty of Education, Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Expertise: Human rights; legal pluralism; constitutional and tort law; secularism; religion; competing rights/values in schools.
shaheen.shariff [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Shauna Van Praagh
Title: Professor, Faculty of Law
Expertise: Religious diversity, identity and the interaction between law and those issues.
shauna.vanpraagh [at] mcgill.ca (Email)