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The puzzling persistence of racial inequality in Canada

A special event as part of the IRPP’s 50th anniversaryyear activities

We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. For 30 of those years, France St-Hilaire has been a pivotal figure in reinforcing the Institute’s reputation as a trusted source of independent, bilingual, public policy research in Canada.  

On the occasion of France’s retirement, we have organized a special lecture in her honour. The lecture, entitled “The puzzling persistence of racial inequality in Canada,” will be delivered by Queen’s University Professor Emeritus Keith Banting and Debra Thompson, the Canada Research Chair in Racial Inequality and Democratic Societies at McGill University. Their remarks will explore why Canada’s robust welfare state – which includes universal health care and myriad employment and training programs – as well as a race-neutral immigration selection system, official multiculturalism and the Charter have not been able to mitigate racial economic inequality.

A reception will follow the lecture.

To register, please contact Judy Manny, The event is free of charge and in-person only. Limited seating is available.  


Date and time
June  6, 2022
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. ET
McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9
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