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Issue 22 Editorials and Rejoinders

The Quebec election of March 26, 2007, brought Liberal Premier Jean Charest to the brink of defeat, reduced the Parti Québécois to third-party status and catapulted Mario Dumont’s Action Démocratique du Québec to the role of official opposition. One of the factors in the ADQ’s rise was Dumont’s critical stance toward “reasonable accommodation” of cultural and religious minorities. Inroads 22 contains an excerpt from a consultation document issued by the Bouchard-Taylor Commission, which the government appointed to study reasonable accommodation, along with comments from four distinguished observers. In addition, insiders and observers close to all three parties examine Quebec’s political landscape in the wake of the election.




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The trivially hip

CBC radio and the decline of public broadcasting [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Arthur Milner


Quebec politics after the ADQ breakthrough

An introduction by Henry Milner of five key insiders who share their observations about a Quebec election that was, in a number of ways, unprecedented [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Henry Milner



From the Melting Pot to Reasonable Accommodation

An introduction by Bob Chodos on the Reasonable Accommodation section of Issue 22 [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Bob Chodos

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The enigma of Stephen Harper

The enigma of Stephen Harper is quite the opposite: hidden depths, concealed agendas, complex contradictions. There are any number of Harpers that flash by, and they simply do not add up. [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Reg Whitaker