Province-wide hearings of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission: List of briefs to be presented on Thursday, December 13, 2007

    MONTREAL, Dec. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Consultation Commission on
Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences (CCPARDC) will hold
its national hearings from December 10 to 14 inclusively at the Palais des
congrès (Montreal convention Centre), 1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle. The
following organizations will present briefs on Thursday:

    TIME    NAME                           ORGANIZATION
    ----    ----                           ------------

    08:45   Martin-Laforge, Sylvia (G.M.)  Quebec Community Group's Network
    09:15   Rodrigues, Anne-Marie          Table de concertation des
            Hassani,Hassan                 organismes au service des
                                           personnes refugiées et immigrantes
            Reichhold, Stephan
    09:45   Castonguay, Charles
    10:15   - BREAK -
    10:30   Goldbloom, Dr Victor
            (President)                    Canadian Jewish Congress
    11:00   Pelchat, Christiane            Conseil du statut de la femme
            Beauchamp, Caroline
    11:30   Mantha, René (General manager) Fondation des entreprises en
            Forget, Mathieu (President)    recrutement de main-d'oeuvre
                                           agricole étrangère (FERME)
    12:00   - LUNCH -
    14:00   Pépin, Normand                 Centrale des syndicats
                                           démocratiques (CSD)
    14:30   Mulcair, Thomas                New Democratic Party (NDP)
    15:00   Caron, André (President)       Fédération des commissions
                                           scolaires du Québec
            Gagnon, Paquerette (G.M.)
            Tremblay, Bernard (Director)
    15:30   - BREAK -
    15:45   Lincoln, Clifford              The English Speaking Catholic
            Allmand, Warren
            Boudreau, Spencer
    16:15   Pepper, Marc                   Association des intervenantes et
            Boulet, Sylvie                 intervenants en soins spirituels
                                           du Québec (AIISSQ)
            Nyabenda, Michel

    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,(514)
873-0912, Cell.: (514) 730-3446

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