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Canada Seminar: Quebec and Scotland - Two Dialogues in Contrast

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Lady Margaret Hall

Norham Gardens

Oxford

OX2 6QA

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The seminar aims at providing the audience with a better understanding of Quebec’s political and constitutional realities through a compare and contrast exercise with respect to Scotland. The Quebec government point of view on intergovernmental affairs, its constitutional position and Quebec’s leadership role in the Council of the Federation, amongst others, will be addressed in a dialogue between Christos Sirros, Agent General for Quebec in the UK, and Professor Jim Gallagher.

Mr Christos Sirros
Mr. Christos Sirros was appointed Agent General for Quebec in the UK and the Nordic countries in 2014. He is a former member of the Quebec National assembly between 1981 and 2004 and was a minister in the Liberal government of Robert Bourassa. He subsequently served as the Quebec representative to Brussels for eight years before being appointed to London where he was heavily involved in the Canada-EU free trade negotiations.

Professor Jim Gallagher
Professor Jim Gallagher is a former public servant now Scottish academic heavily involved in the Scottish constitutional question. Since 2005 he has been a Visiting Professor at Glasgow University and from 2010 he was a Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he is now an Associate Member.
He was Whitehall’s most senior civil servant concerned with devolution until he retired in June 2010, as Director-General for Devolution in the Cabinet Office, the No 10 Policy Unit and Ministry of Justice.

Doors open at 5.15pm and the seminar begins promptly at 5.45pm in the Simpkins Lee Theatre at Lady Margaret Hall. Following the seminar there will be a drinks reception in the adjacent Monson Room. The event is free to attend and guests are welcome.

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