10 April 2010

Canadian Bar Association Supports Sec. 13

First, we'd like to mention the following event:

The Law Society of Upper Canada and the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada invite the public to attend their annual forum and reception in commemoration of National Holocaust Memorial Day


Monday, April 12, 2010


4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reception


The Law Society of Upper Canada 130 Queen St. West, Toronto (Enter at East doors off Nathan Phillips Square)

Is Justice an Elusive Dream?
From Nuremberg Forward – Challenges and Successes of Bringing War Criminals to Justice

Introductions by ALAIN GOLDSCHLAGER, Professor, University of Western Ontario
Ontario Chair League for Human Rights


JUSTICE MARC ROSENBERG, Ontario Court of Appeal, Moderator

HILARY EARL, Associate Professor, Nippissing University, Department of History

MATT EISENBRANDT, legal coordinator, Canadian Centre for International Justice

ROBERT PETIT, Counsel, Justice Canada, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section

DAVID MATAS, international human rights lawyer, senior legal counsel B’nai Brith Canada


Featuring RUTH FAZAL, renowned Canadian violinist and creator of Oratorio Terezin

Light refreshments served

Admission is free -- Registration requested

To register, please visit the Law Society website at:
http://ecom.lsuc.on.ca/equity or email abromberg@bnaibrith.ca

For further information contact
Anita Bromberg, B'nai Brith Canada 416-633-6224, ext. 130 or abromberg@bnaibrith.ca

Anyways, on to the meat.

As BCL mentioned yesterday, the Canadian Bar Association, representing roughly 37,000 lawyers, has come out in support of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Given this reality, calling the CHRT a "kangaroo court" might be a bit misplaced, but that likely won't stop the speechies from continuing to do so.

In other Section 13 news, a number of interested parties (The League for Human Rights of B'Nai Brith Canada, Canadian Jewish Congress and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies) have submitted Notice of Motion and the Written Representations of the Proposed Intervenors to the Federal Court in the judicial review of Section 13 pertaining to the recent Lemire ruling:

Looks like things are becoming interesting.

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