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Citizen round table

Interview with Raphaël Yimga Tatchi

Summary

"In recent years, I have been working to promote civic engagement in my community, especially among members of ethnocultural communities. Ultimately, all citizens need to have their voices heard if we are to build a peaceful society where everyone belongs."

Raphaël Yimga Tatchi

Raphaël Yimga Tatchi
Age group: 45-54
Lanaudière

Why did you decide to join the Citizen round table?

“For more than 20 years, I have been pursuing a career as a consultant and manager. This has meant spending time in various countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, that face daunting development-related and humanitarian challenges.

In these countries, democracy remains out of reach. Meanwhile, here in Québec, democracy can be somewhat paradoxically seen as a luxury rather than a necessity. Some citizens seem to think that they could easily do without it. But that simply isn’t true! In recent years, I have been working to promote civic engagement in my community, especially among members of ethnocultural communities. Ultimately, all citizens need to have their voices heard if we are to build a peaceful society where everyone belongs.

Joining the Citizen round table will allow me to make a substantial contribution to this democratic give-and-take in Québec. It is a great honour to take my place as a full-fledged stakeholder within this participatory framework.”

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