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

    MONTREAL, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Consultation Commission on
Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences (CCPARDC) will hold
hearings on Wednesday October 24th, and Thursday October 25th, at the Hotel
du Roy, 3600 blvd. Gene H. Kruger in Trois-Rivières. The following individuals
and organizations that will present briefs or testimonies have agreed to be
identified beforehand :

                        Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

    TIME    METHOD OF      NAME                       ORGANIZATION/TITLE
    ----    ---------      ----                       ------------------
    09:00   Brief          Bernatchez, Jean-Claude    UQTR
    09:15   Brief          Poisson, Michel            SSJB Mauricie
    09:30   Brief          Carignan Deschamps, Sacki  Sociologist, teacher
    09:45   Brief          Lacoursière, Louise        Maison le FAR
    10:00   Brief          Champoux, François
    10:15   - BREAK (15 min) -
    10:30   Brief          Levasseur, Jean-Marie
    10:45   Brief          Desrosiers, Yves
    11:00   Brief          Parent, Ghyslain           Professor, UQTR
    11:15   Brief          Rivard, Nicolas
    11:30   Brief          Thompson, Bernard and
                           Drouin, André
    11:45   - LUNCH (1h 45 min) -
    13:45   Brief          Veillette, Martin          Bishop, Trois-Rivières
    14:00   Brief          Lemire, Yvon               Commission scolaire du
    14:15   Brief          Charron, Jean-Marc
    14:30   Brief          Richard, Andréa            Author and member, UNEQ
    14:45   Brief          Escamilla, Lyda            Service d'Accueil des
                                                      Nouveaux Arrivants
    15:00   Brief          Amyot, Félix               Students, UQTR
    15:15   - BREAK (15 min) -
    15:30   Testimony      Dufourd, Bernard
    15:40   Testimony      Habimana, Emmanuel
    15:50   Testimony      Bourassa, Mikhael
    16:00   Testimony      Bordeleau, Julie
    16:10   Testimony      Lahaie, Richard
    16:20   Brief          Julien, Pierre-André       UQTR
    16:35   Testimony      Leblanc, Danielle
    16:45   Testimony      Audy, Eric

                         Thursday, October 25th 2007

    09:00   Brief          Duval, René
    09:15   Testimony      Fuentes, Mauricio
    09:25   Testimony      Deschesnes, Jacques
    09:35   Testimony      Lavertue, René
    09:45   Testimony      St-Onge, Nicole
    09:55   Testimony      Lamothe, Jacques
    10:05   Testimony      Lafrenière, Luc
    10:15   - BREAK (15 min) -
    10:30   Testimony      Groleau, Jovette
    10:40   Testimony      Gallisch, Gunter
    10:50   Testimony      Gélinas, Pierre
    11:00   Testimony      Plourde, André
    11:10   Testimony      Pépin, Henri
    11:20   Testimony      Yelle, Gaétan
    11:30   Testimony      Duchesne, Daniel

    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.

For further information:

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

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