14 December 2016 - 8:00am

RBC, Montréal

The Pluralism Project led by 2015 Trudeau fellow Bessma Momani of the University of Waterloo and 2015 Trudeau mentor Jillian Stirk of the Simon Fraser University, is exploring the link between diversity and economic prosperity and the role of globally connected citizens. They have almost completed their cross-country consultations of businesspeople on their experience with diversity in the workplace. The last roundtable will take place in Montréal on 14 December. It will be chaired by John Stackhouse, mentor 2016. Françoise Bertrand, mentor 2013 and Antoine Pellerin, scholar 2016, will also be present.

By invitation only.

This project is one of several that the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is supporting in the area of diversity, pluralism, and the future of citizenship.

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Françoise Bertrand

Ms. Bertrand heads the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ) and has more than thirty years of experience as a senior manager of major organizations.

2013 Mentors

Michael Fortier

A former senator and minister of international trade, Mr. Fortier is now vice chairman of RBC Capital Markets and has in-depth knowledge of North America’s financial and business worlds.

2013 Mentors

Bessma Momani

Professor Bessma Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, Canadian foreign policy, Arab Spring, Arab Canadians and Arab youth.

2015 Fellows

John Stackhouse

An award-winning journalist and the former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, John Stackhouse, now a senior vice-president of the Royal Bank of Canada, advises the bank on public policy and on economic, political, and social affairs.  

2016 Mentors

Jillian Stirk

Retired after 30 years of service in the foreign service, she brings strategic expertise in foreign policy and multilateral negotiations.

2015 Mentors