Recent Court decisions have spurred the public debate on secularism, pluralism and religious accommodation. Read Trudeau fellow Daniel Weinstock's reflections on the Loyola decision and learn more about Trudeau scholar Geoffrey Cameron's op-ed on the need of a national conversation on religion and secularism in Canada.

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The Foundation's community is invited to join the Trudeau Foundation Society at a private event with Mayor Helps, at the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday 7 May. She will share her thoughts on the transition from the academic world to municipal politics.

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Thomas S. Axworthy, of the Gordon Foundation, and Janice Gross Stein, expert in international conflict management, have both been appointed members of the Foundation for a five-year term. Farah Mohamed, of G(irls)20, has been elected to the Board of Directors for a two-year term. We welcome them to the Foundation and we are thankful for their investing time and energy to the development of our national institution.

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2014 Trudeau scholar Jake Pyne's expertise was highlighted in a press conference at the Ontario Legislature in support of MPP Cheri Dinovo's Bill 77, Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act. The proposed legislation aims to provide a framework to accompany health providers of transgender youth during their gender transition.

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The most recent report of the Special Committee to Review the Independent Investigations Office includes 2010 Trudeau scholar Michelle Lawrence's recommendation to equip BC police members with body-worn cameras.

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The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation encourages research, reflection and action in four areas important to Canadians: human rights and dignityresponsible citizenshipCanada's role in the world, and people and their natural environment. The Foundation works through four programs: it grants doctoral scholarships, it awards fellowships to distinguished academics, it appoints mentors and it holds public conferences.