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Part 1: Introduction by Manoly Lupul and opening address by Camille Laurin

Description: The conference on "Ukrainian Canadians , Multiculturalism, and Separatism: An Assessment" was held at the University of Alberta on September 9-11. Organized and sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, it featured papers by the Minister of State for Cultural Development from the Parti Quebecois government, a former commissioner of the federal government, and prominent Ukrainian-Canadian academics.

Dr. M. R. Lupul, director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, opened the conference on Friday ’evening, September 9, with remarks on the purpose and objectives of the conference. The Institute, he declared, "only provides the forum for discussion; it itself is no oracle. If the topic under discussion has profound political implications that does not render the Institute itself political; all it shows is that the Institute can be relevant to the issues of our time."

The Honorable Camille Laurin, Minister of State for Cultural Development, Province of Quebec, who delivered the opening address to approximately 250 people, explained the objectives of the Parti Quebecois in the struggle for self-determination for the French in Quebec and termed the federal government's bilingual policy a failure. Dr. Laurin was questioned by Professor Walter S. Tarnopolsky, Osgoode Hall, York University, and Professor Bohdan Bociurkiw, Department of Political Science, Carleton University. Concern about the status of ethnocultural groups in Quebec was prominent in the questions and in the discussion from the floor which followed.

Found in CIUS Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 1 (Fall 1977)
Author: CIUS
Publisher: CIUS
Date: September 9, 1977
Language: English, Ukrainian
Original Format: Magnetic tape, audio cassette

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CIUS, “Part 1: Introduction by Manoly Lupul and opening address by Camille Laurin,” CIUS-Archives, accessed September 22, 2019, http://cius-archives.ca/items/show/2011.
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