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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. 

Offered for the first time in Fall 2020, CALL's collaborative program with MCLL has been very successful. It will be offered for the fourth time this Fall.

Possible topics include:

• How each province works with Indigenous nations
• If Alberta has referenda on Equalization, an Alberta Pension Plan, collecting Income tax and an Alberta Police force – what benefits has Quebec had from running these functions?
• How each province handles Immigrants
• A Federal Election – if one is called for the Fall

Participants' ideas are most welcome. So is work on the research for the discussions.

     When: Five Tuesdays
     Time: 10:00 AM to Noon
     Dates: Sept 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, 2021
     Where: Online with Zoom
     Max: 8 from Calgary, 8 from MCLL (no drop-ins)


    Facilitators:


    Ron Foyer (CALL) and    Brian Webber (MCLL) 



    To register** or for more information contact  Facilitator

      

    **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. 

     

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