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ALBERTA AND QUEBEC THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Two solitudes or a stronger Canada? **Accepting new members

We can all learn from how other parts of Canada do things. 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 CALL and from MCLL will compare their societies and look for alternative approaches to issues. We will also discuss "hidden gems" in art, travel, food and music. The more we learn about each other, the better for all of Canada. Participants will be encouraged to research materials for discussion.

Offered for the first time in Fall 2020, CALL's collaborative program with MCLL has been very successful. It will be offered for the seventh time starting January 2023

Prospective topics include:

1. Immigration and integration – very different ways in Quebec from Alberta

2. Health systems – both provinces (in fact probably all provinces) have very stressed health systems – how are Alberta and Quebec coping?

3. Trying to thwart to Federal Government – everyone’s getting in the game – Alberta and Saskatchewan win their Acts, Ontario using the notwithstanding clause and Quebec – well, being Quebec. Do they lead to a stronger Canada?

     When: Five Tuesdays
     Time: 10:00 AM to Noon
     Dates: January 10, 24; February 7, 21; March 7, 2023
     Where: Online with Zoom
     Max: 8 from Calgary, 8 from MCLL (no drop-ins)


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

    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.

    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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