McGill Institute for the Study of Canada news
The tapping of journalists' phones by Montreal police and the SQ raises extremely troubling questions about the ability or even willingness of public officials to safeguard the integrity and the freedom of the press. We have convened a panel of experts to debate what officials should do, and how journalists can protect themselves, in an age of digital surveillance.
Last year, Justin Trudeau, the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, became Canada’s new leader, ending 10 years of Stephen Harper rule.
Dr. Elsbeth Heaman, Professor at the Department of History and Program Director at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, points to parellels between Obama's Presidency and Wilfrid Laurier's tenure as the first Catholic French-Canadian Prime Minister in her interesting article, "Was Laurier Canada's Obama?", in ActiveHitory.ca. Professor Heaman recently completed her monograph about taxes and tax revolts in Canada from 1867 to 1917. A remarkable achievement!
We are pleased to welcome Professor of Practice Tim Raybould, PhD. Tim was educated at the University of Cambridge (Ph.D. in social anthropology). For over twenty-five years he has provided professional advice to First Nations and Indigenous organizations in Canada and has been directly involved in a number of Indigenous–led sectoral and comprehensive governance initiatives. His wife is Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould. Dr.
The Indigenous Studies Program looks forward to welcoming acclaimed author, Lee Maracle, as the 2017 Indigenous Knowledge Holder. Maracle is a member of Sto:Lo nation and is one of the most prolific Indigenous writers of our time.
Prentice gives keynote at annual MISC conference By Pascal Zamprelli “What better time to discuss Canadian water,” asked Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice as he addressed the packed Faculty Club, “because water will become a key issue for decision makers, and it deserves to be near the top of the policy agenda.” And what better place than [...]
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year by hosting a major conference on the theme of "Canada in the World." Join us at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel in Montreal from Feb. 16-18, 2005, for expert presentations and lively panel discussions on the subject of Canada and its role in international affairs.