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Recent Speeches / Writings

  • September 20, 2016 – JRS to host 6 Degrees Citizen Space 360 Inclusion conversation with Mohamed Fahmy, Ratna Omidvar, Pete Sweetnam, Richard van der Laken, Brenda Cossman, Josef Haslinger, Monia Mazigh, Yusuf Müftüoğlu, James Orbinski, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin – WF Learning Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, 9:00am, Toronto, Canada.
  • September 19, 2015 – JRS to host 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium with Adrienne Clarkson and Charles Foran at the Stratford Festival. This year’s speaker is Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi on the topic of citizenship and the importance of inclusion.
  • Monday March 23rd, 2015 – JRS to host “A New Conversation: Indigenous and New Canadian Perspectives on Canada.” Ryerson University, Toronto.
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015 – The Institute for Canadian Citizenship has selected Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi as our 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium speaker.
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  • Tuesday January 27, 2015 – JRS The Comeback on shortlist of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
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  • JRS joins panel discussing “Reconciliation in Canada: The Way Forward.” January 7th, 2015 at 7:15pm at the Upper Library at Massey College.
  • Panelists include: John Ralston Saul Canadian thinker and author who has written extensively on Indigenous rights, soft racism (sympathy) in Canada and a better relationship moving forward. MP Romeo Saganash New Democratic Party Member of Parliament. A Cree man who has spoken about important issues in parliament such as missing and murdered Indigenous women. He […]