Videos

Jul 10

Big Thinking - Jean Leclair - Imagining Canada in a disenchanted world

The discourses of “authenticity,” “multiculturalism” and “nationalism” have jeopardized the Canadian State’s attempts to act as the anchor of a national political community. The question, then, is upon which principle can we build an inclusive national political community—one that is ready to make the compromises necessary to meet the demands of individuals and groups and improve relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? Jean Leclair, Trudeau Fellow and Professor of Constitutional Law at the Université de Montréal, discusses how a renewed understanding of federalism could offer a solution.

This event was sponsored by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.