Events Calendar

Renewal of the Canadian Senate: Where to from here? @ Rideau Club
Sep 27 @ 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Renewal of the Canadian Senate: Where to from here? @ Rideau Club | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

The CSDC is happy to co-sponsor the Institute for the Research on Canadian Policy event:

Renewal of the Canadian Senate: Where to from here?

Where and When: Thursday September 27, 2018 from 8:15am to 4:30pm. Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, Ottawa.


8:15-8:45 a.m Registration and continental breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m Opening Remarks

  • Graham Fox (Institute for Research on Public Policy)

9:00-10:15 a.m  Session 1: Taking Stock of the Trudeau Government’s Changes

10:15-11:15 a.m Session 2: Impact on the Legislative Process and Relations with the House of Commons

11:15-11:30 a.m Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Session 3: Impact on Policy-making and Relations with the Government

12:30-2:00 p.m Lunch: Keynote address by the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions

2:00-3:00 p.m Session 4: Regional Representation

3:00-4:15 p.m Session 5: Summing Up and Next Steps

4:15-4:30 p.m Closing Remarks

  • Graham Fox (Institute for Research on Public Policy)

See the detailed program here

All are welcome!

Speaker Series: Eva Anduiza
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker Series: Eva Anduiza @ Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

Eva Anduiza (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

“I am not a feminist but…” Women’s protests and gender attitudes in Spain

You can learn more about Professor Anduiza by clicking here.

Where and When: Friday, May 10, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Location TBD.

AbstractIn 2018 Spanish politics were shaken by the sudden and intense mobilization of women. The protests started in April following the announcement that five men had been absolved of sexual aggression for the gang rape of a teenager in the 2016 San Fermines bull festival, and had been found guilty only of the lesser offence of sexual abuse. On the 8th of March thousands of women took to the streets in over 120 Spanish cities against gender inequality, discrimination and sexual violence.

Social media campaigns reporting sexual harassment and abuse such as #metoo (in Spain #yotambien) had already been going on months before and continued after (#cuentalo). Political parties reacted to this issue sometimes highlighting their pre-existing feminist policy background (PSOE), discourses (Podemos), trying to incorporate a feminist touch (not always successfully) or strengthening their more conservative positions.

In this paper I want to analyze the individual consequences of these events in attitudes towards gender equality and feminist identities. Have these feminist protest events made citizens more likely to consider themselves as feminist and to support gender equality? Have they elicited a backlash reaction towards more anti-feminist positions? What is the role played by attitudinal priors, social media and celebrities that have engaged in these issues? These questions will be addressed using panel data from Spain.

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This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).