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ALBERTA AND QUEBEC:  Two solitudes or a stronger Canada? **Accepting new members

Quebec and Alberta probably do their 'things' more differently than any other pair of Canadian provinces. These contrasts can lead to engaging and stimulating discussion as well as enhanced understanding. Participants from the Calgary Association for Lifelong Learning (CALL) and from MCLL (McGill Community of Lifelong Learners) will compare their societies and look for alternative approaches to issues.  Participants will be encouraged to research materials for discussion.

Pending input from participants, we expect that topics for our sessions this winter could include:

• ‘Is Canada in decline?’: One of the root causes could be the fractured state of the country led by our two provinces.

• Are recent initiatives of our respective political leaders mere sound and fury aimed at strengthening their base or do they address substantive economic or cultural issues ?

• Update and analysis regarding differences and similarities in addressing various critical issues:

- The opioids epidemic

- Provincial and municipal taxes

- Housing

- Our increasingly hybrid health care system

We will also discuss "hidden gems" in art, travel, food and music.

     Time: 10:00 AM to Noon
     Dates:Jan 18:  Feb 1, 15:   Mar 8, 22
     Where: Online with Zoom
     Max: 8 from Calgary, 8 from MCLL (no drop-ins)


    Ron Foyer (CALL) and if no response: right click, copy email address & send manual email to register.

    Ron Foyer grew up in the UK and has 2 degrees in Mathematics. In his career he worked almost entirely in the IT field including long stints with IBM Canada and Gulf Canada. He came to Canada in 1965, starting Canadian work in Canada at the Defence Research Board facility at Valcartier near Quebec City. He has been an active member of CALL for 9 years. 

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