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Alberta and Quebec seem to have many political differences. What are the reasons for this, how can they be better understood, and can one province learn from the experience of the other? This study group will bring together up to eight participants each from CALL and the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) to compare their societies and look for alternative approaches to issues. Group members will be expected to find written and other materials for discussion and provide overviews of the materials.
Each session will consist of a principal issue that will last 60 - 90 minutes complemented by other issues that can readily fit within the remaining time. In the final session we foresee a focus on lessons learned in terms of our similarities, differences and paths to greater understanding. Based on comments received from the survey, the topics addressed in previous terms as well as other suggestions, we have tentatively identified a number of issues worthy of discussion. We also welcome further suggestions from participants on choice of topics, guest speakers and any other issue. If you are open to making a presentation on a topic, please let us know.
Possible topics include:
• Summertime in Alberta and Quebec
• Canada’s place in the world
• The Commonwealth and the Francophonie
• North/south vs east/west relationships in Canada
• Disparities within the 2 provinces
• Tourism in Quebec and Alberta
**You must be a member of CALL 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 and is currently CALL’s Past President.
Originally from British Columbia, Brian Webber has been based in Montreal since the early 1960s. He holds a B.Eng. degree from McGill and an MSc from Cornell. As a consultant in economic development his work took him across Canada and to some 60 other countries. At MCLL he has mainly participated in study groups with an economic or current affairs focus and co-moderates an intergenerational group on Africa.