COVE is a Carleton University Research Centre dedicated to research and knowledge exchange in values and ethics. COVE’s vision is centred on the idea that there is no human activity in which questions about values and ethical principles do not arise. Answers to these questions can have consequences, both positive and negative, on the policies and behaviour of public institutions at all levels. In turn, the choices about values in these institutions have an effect on individuals, families, nations, minorities, and the environment. One of the most important exercises, therefore, is to deliberate about values and make sure that decisions concerning those values are responsive to the voices of reason and humanity.

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