McGill Experts: Reasonable accommodation


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:

Morton Weinfeld
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.
Contacts: 514-398-6853
morton.weinfeld [at] (Email)

Jacob Levy
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.
Contacts: 514-398-5519
jacob.levy [at] (Email)

Dan Cere
Title: Professor, Faculty of Religious Studies; Conference Co-Chair, Pluralism, Politics and God Symposium, September 13-15
Expertise: Marriage and family ethics.
Contacts: 514-398-4195
daniel.cere [at] (Email)

Shaheen Shariff
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.
Contacts: 514-398-5396
shaheen.shariff [at] (Email)

Shauna Van Praagh
Title: Professor, Faculty of Law
Expertise: Religious diversity, identity and the interaction between law and those issues.
Contacts: 514-398-6626
shauna.vanpraagh [at] (Email)

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