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

    MONTREAL, Nov. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Consultation Commission on
Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences (CCPARDC) will hold
hearings on Thursday and Friday November 22 and 23, at the Delta Hotel,
2685 King West in Sherbrooke. The following individuals and organizations that
will present briefs or testimonies have agreed to be identified beforehand:

                         Thursday November 22, 2007

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

    09:00   Testimony      Perrault, Jean             Mayor, Sherbrooke
    09:10   Brief          Annab, Abdallah            Association des
                                                      Marocaines et des
                                                      Marocains de l'Estrie
    09:25   Brief          Arango, Juan Ovidio
    09:40   Brief          Audet, Gérald              SOCIECO
    09:55   Brief          Bellavance, Guy            Service d'aide aux
    10:10   Brief          Caldwell, Gary
    10:25 - BREAK (15 min) -
    10:40   Brief          Castonguay, André          Group of 5 religions
    10:55   Brief          Daigle, Yvon               Philosopher-theologian
    11:10   Brief          Desbiens, Patrick
    11:25   Brief          Gauthier, Gemma
    11:40   Brief          Genest, Marie-Eve          Cégep de Sherbrooke
                           Martin Lambert
    11:55 - LUNCH (1h 45 min) -
    14:00   Brief          Habboub, Elmostafa         Association culturelle
                                                      Islamique de l'Estrie
    14:15   Brief          Labonté, Michel
    14:30   Brief          Thibodeau, Jean-Claude     Professeur honoraire
    14:45   Brief          Lavallée, Alexandre        Forum jeunesse Estrie
    15:00   Brief          Limoges, Jacques           Université de
    15:15 - BREAK (15 min) -
    15:30   Brief          MacLeod, Roderick          Quebec Anglophone
                                                      Heritage Network
    15:45   Brief          Létourneau, Alain          Département de
                                                      philosophie, Université
                                                      de Sherbrooke
    16:00   Testimony      Courteau, Bernard
    16:10   Testimony      Rivest, Stéphane           Collège Rivier
    16:20   Testimony      Gravel, Suzanne

                           Friday November 23, 2007

    09:00   Brief          Talbot, Jeff               Stage Nicaragua du
                                                      Cégep de Sherbrooke
    09:15   Brief          Godin, André
    09:30   Brief          Dumas, Marc                Département d'études
                                                      religieuses, Université
                                                      de Sherbrooke
    09:45   Brief          Purkey, Mary               Bishop's University /
                           Avril Aitken               Champlain College
                                                      Sponsorship Committee
    10:00   Brief          Soulami, Mohamed           Actions
                                                      Interculturelles de
                                                      développement et
                                                      d'éducation AIDE
    10:15 - PAUSE (15 min) -
    10:30   Brief          Laperrière, Guy
    10:45   Brief          Robineau, Danielle         Communauté Métisse de
                           Raymond Cyr                l'Estrie Inc. et
                                                      Communauté Métisse de
                                                      la Gaspésie Inc.
    11:00   Testimony      Elbekkali, Abdelhaq
    11:10   Testimony      Lacharité, Jean            Conseil central CSN
    11:20   Testimony      Baril, Catherine
    11:30   Testimony      Nakha, Jupiter

    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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