7 February 2014

Bill no. 60 on the proposed Charter of Quebec Values currently under discussion at the National Assembly is drawing considerable media attention. Some members of the Trudeau Foundation's community have recently expressed their views publicly on the question. Among them, Trudeau fellow 2013 Jean Leclair circulated a petition against the project, which has been signed by a hundred of his colleagues. Trudeau scholar 2012 and doctoral student at Queen's University Kerri Froc has analyzed the question under the lense of Section 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protecting gender equality. Trudeau mentor 2004 and former Supreme Court of Canada justice Louise Arbour raised the issue of freedom of religion. 

Jean Leclair

Recognized as the foremost expert of federalism in Canada, he turns a critical eye on the political relationships between peoples and governments and is developing a theory of federalism that takes into account the desire for autonomy of the Quebec and Aboriginal nations. Jean Leclair is Administrator of the Alumni Society of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

2013 Fellows

Kerri Froc

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Law and Legal Studies and an adjunct research professor at Carleton University. Kerri is Vice-President of the Alumni Society of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

2012 Scholars

Louise Arbour

She recently completed her mandate as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and she is now the President & CEO of the International Crisis Group.

2004 Mentors