May 27

Big Thinking at Congress

John Ralston Saul, Olivia Chow and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

Five hundred years of building diversity: Canadian citizenship at the future’s edge

Saturday, May 27 Ryerson University

This lecture took place in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French.

Is Canada built on the ideals of inclusion, diversity and full citizenship? Where did these ideals come from, are we living up to them, and where are they going? What will community and Canadian citizenship mean in the new millennium and what must we do to reach these ideals? Join former Member of Parliament Olivia Chow, award-winning essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul and Anishinaabe scholar and commentator Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair as they explore ideas of belonging and exclusion on the eve of Canada’s 150th anniversary.