Parallels and contrasts between minorities and the state in Canada and Israel

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Parallels and contrasts between minorities and the state in Canada and Israel

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 – Israeli human rights activist Hagai El-Ad, New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Craig Scott and Cara Faith Zwibel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will discuss “Minorities and the State in Canada and Israel” on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 10.20 a.m. in the Helliwell Centre (Room 1014) at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend.

The event is sponsored by York’s Jack & Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security and the New Israel Fund of Canada, an organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis.

Hagai El-Ad is Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the oldest and most established human rights organization in that country. Craig Scott is the Member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth, previously represented by NDP leader Jack Layton, and the Official Opposition Critic for Democratic and Parliamentary Reform. Cara Faith Zwibel, who received an LLB degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2004, is Director of the CCLA’s Fundamental Freedoms Program.

WHAT: Minorities and the State in Canada and Israel: A Conversation with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the New Democratic Party and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

WHEN: Monday, September 23, 2013 from 9 to 10.20 a.m.

WHERE: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Keele Campus, Ignat Kaneff Building, Room 1014 (building 32 on map)

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Media Contact: Virginia Corner, Manager, Communications, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 416-736-5820, vcorner@osgoode.yorku.ca