Hearings of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission to be held in Montreal: List of individuals and groups that will present briefs or testimonies



    MONTREAL, Nov. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Consultation Commission on
Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences (CCPARDC) will hold
hearings from November 26 to 30 inclusively at the Palais des congrès
(Montreal convention Centre), 1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle. The following
individuals and organizations that will present briefs or testimonies on
Wednesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 29 have agreed to be identified
beforehand:

    
                         Wednesday November 28, 2007

    TIME    METHOD OF        NAME                ORGANIZATION/TITLE
    ----    ---------        ----                ------------------
            PARTICIPATION
            -------------
    09:00   Brief            Lacerte, Pierre
    09:15   Brief            Malek, Antoine      Association de la Communauté
                                                 Copte Orthodoxe du Grand
                                                 Montréal (ACCOM)
    09:30   Brief            De la Sablonnière,  University of Montréal
                             Roxane              Social Change and Identity
                                                 Laboratory
    09:45   Brief            Rioux, Gilles
                             Sorel, Robert
    10:00   Brief            Sadeqa, Siddiqui    South Asian Women's
                                                 Community Centre (SAWCC)
    10:15   - BREAK (15 min) -
    10:30   Brief            Sougavinski, Marc   CSSS de la Montagne
    10:45   Brief            Bereza, Eugene      Biomedical Ethics Unit,
                                                 Faculty of Medicine, McGill
                                                 University
    11:00   Brief            Hallak, Essem       Alliance for Equality and
                                                 Diversity (MED)
    11:15   Brief            Singh, Manjit et    The Sikh Community of
                             Bhabr, Harjeet      Montréal
    11:30   Brief            Durand, Claire      Université de Montréal
    11:45   - LUNCH (1h 45 min) -
    13:45   Brief            Greffard, Hélène    CLSC Parc Extension
    14:00   Brief            Ayas, Raouf         Rassemblement des chrétiens
                             Massie, Faoud       du Moyen-Orient
                             Karasivan, Karmel
    14:15   Testimony        Case, Bruce         McGill University
    14:25   Testimony        Carignan, François
    14:35   Testimony        Allard, Caroline
    14:45   Testimony        Cebert, Hermann     Move - Immigrants - Canada
    14:55   Testimony        Chami, Karina
    15:05   - BREAK (15 min) -
    15:20   Testimony        Chtaibi, Rachida
    15:30   Testimony        Bénard, Réal
    15:40   Testimony        Rostand, Léonard
    15:50   Testimony        Sauriol, Yves       Commission scolaire de
                                                 Montréal
    16:00   Testimony        Antar, Amanie


                         Thursday, November 29, 2007

    TIME    METHOD OF        NAME                ORGANIZATION/TITLE
    ----    ---------        ----                ------------------
            PARTICIPATION
            -------------

    09:00   Brief            Trépanier, Réginald
    09:15   Brief            Li, Xixi            Service à la famille
                                                 chinoise du Grand Montréal
    09:30   Brief            Lukhanda, Alfred    Communauté Catholique
                                                 Congolaise de Montréal
    09:45   Brief            Machouf, Elaheh     Association des femmes
                                                 iraniennes De Montréal
    10:00   Brief            Vaillancourt,       YMCA of Greater Montréal
                             Stéphane
                             Meilleur,
                             Marie-Josée
    10:15   - BREAK (15 min) -
    10:30   Brief            Gauthier, Simon
    10:45   Brief            Haydar, May         Al Hidaya
    11:00   Brief            Hernandez,          Accueil Liaison Pour
                             Carlos Miguel       Arrivants
    11:15   Brief            Wong, Alan          Coalition MultiMundo,
                                                 Ethnoculture, and SVR
                                                 Research Team
    11:30   Brief            Karam, Georges
    11:45   - LUNCH (1h 45 min) -
    13:45   Brief            Solervicens, Nora   L'Hirondelle, services
                             Tremblay, Laurent   d'accueil et d'intégration
                                                 des immigrants
    14:00   Brief            Ibnouzahir, Asmaa   Présence Musulmane Montréal
    14:15   Testimony        Demers, Rosario
    14:25   Testimony        Forget, Céline
    14:35   Testimony        Fullum, Yvan
    14:45   Testimony        Gaumond, Denis      Démarche personnelle
    14:55   Testimony        Godbout, François   Pasto sociale Ahuntsic
    15:05   - BREAK (15 min) -
    15:20   Testimony        Maquet, Henry
    15:30   Testimony        Megharbi, Bennour
    15:40   Testimony        Chouinard, Jocelyn  La parole aux citoyens...
                                                 pas aux organismes
    15:50   Testimony        Menegazzi, Eric
    16:00   Testimony        Talbot, Claude      Citoyen pour la laicité à
                                                 Verdun
    

    The Commission

    The CCAPRDC, co-chaired by sociologist and historian Gérard Bouchard and
philosopher Charles Taylor, has been asked to take stock of accommodation
practices and analyse all facets of the question by conducting a province-wide
consultation. The Commission will submit a report and make recommendations to
the Québec Premier on March 31, 2008.
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For further information:

For further information: Sylvain Leclerc, Press Officer, CCAPRCD, Cell.:
(514) 730-3446, (514) 873-0912; www.accommodements.qc.ca

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