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      SUR RDI AVEC BRIGITTE BOUGIE

      CONTRE LE PROJET DE LOI 14

      Speaking at Anti-Bill 14 Rally at Marois' office

      Full CTV video,CBC and CTV interviews and press coverage

      ANTI-BILL 14 PROTEST RALLY

      "A chance to do something, not just complain!"

      MEMO TO LIBS & CAQ ON BILL 14

      DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

      CRITIQ

      A rights response to language laws

      En débat avec Mario Beaulieu (SSJB) sur l`émission Denis Levesque LCN

      Réactions

      Institute advocacy results in major Revenue Quebec reforms

      Journal de Montréal:
      Revenu Québec renonce aux cotisations «choc?br>*****
      Finance Minister and Director-General act after abuses brought to light

      Queen's Jubilee Medal

      Awarded for
      community service

      1500 model UN participants hear message of challenge and responsibility

      Métropolitain publisher keynotes McGill Conference largest after Harvard and Penn State

      The Payette Plan

      A community protected,
      a battle won,
      a campaign continued

      Reprenons la rue

      Taking back the street

      Résister aux comparaisons

      Paul Gérin-Lajoie
      Un révolutionnaire tranquille

      13,000 Montrealers salute Israel

      Hosting the Israel Independence Day Rally

      Amal's Story

      "All I want to know is why?"

      On Language

      Optics and politics

      City's Iran protests continue

      Kilgour,Wajsman speak to coalition

      Helping Sun Youth's Haitian Relief

      Diplomats and activists rally

      The Canwest Bid

      Going for the Gazette

      "KIP"

      Daring to care

      The Arrogance of Authority

      The Bela Kosoian Affair

      "Arrogants, vulgaires et disgracieux!"

      Citizens fed up with green onions and parking rules

      Local and national recognition

      The Suburban and Editor receive writing honours

      Wajsman for Mayor?

      A helluva reaction for April Fool`s

      Community coalition demands change

      Mayor finally agrees to open discussions

      Broken Promises

      How we lied to Ala Morales and to ourselves

      WOZNIAK

      Justice done

      Causing a stir

      Libs, Tories & BPW

      Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award Ceremony at City Hall

      BPW receives award for promoting human dignity

      The Teaching of Contempt

      Gemma Raeburn and the Montreal Police

      "Cassandra's Lilacs"- The "Gentle the condition" Concert

      The Garceau Foundation and the Institute for Public Affairs present the "Gentle the Condition" concert

      "Human Dignity Rally"

      Ottawa rally for rights in China an inspiring success

      The "Salubrious" persecution of Citizen "M"

      Your home is not your castle and you need to know why

      Dietrich Freed!

      A Senior and the System

      A Healthy Corrective to Self-Censorship

      National Post's
      Barbara Kay on
      "The Métropolitain"

      Marchildons Win!

      RAMQ approves US surgery

      Itzhayek Home!

      "Sorry just doesn't cut it!"

      Advocacy matters!

      It makes a difference

      Answered Prayers

      Battling hunger

      Gentle the condition

      A just society where co-operation is valued as much as competition and where compassion always triumphs over contempt

      Ahead of the curve

      Unanswered questions on Gomery bias

      Tax Revolt!

      If they can do this to us, they can do this to anyone

      "We are not satisfied!"

      Darfur:The Montreal Conference

      The Conrad Black Verdict

      Why we all need to care about the politics of justice

      The Suburban's
      New Editor

      Beryl Wajsman

      On The Slippery Slope to Thought Control

      Quebec's Press Council Decisions

      The Pressure at the Pumps

      This Time it's the Greed not the Greens

      Montreal's Meter War

      The Brewing Urban Tax Revolts

      Communities of Conscience: The Budapest Wallenberg Memorial Project

      Support from the Anglican Church of Canada

      The Tale of Two Nazanins

      A Victory for Valor

      From the Klan to Tehran

      Baker, Carter, Duke & the New Cliveden Mindset

      The Peter March Concordia Lecture

      Islam and Democracy
      The Urgency of Reforming State Faith

      Therefore Choose Courage

      Lest We Forget
      Canadians of Conscience

      Religious Profiling

      Quebec Style

      10th Institute Policy Conference

      Questions of Values
      Ways of Response to the Islamist Challenge

      The Problem with Liberalism

      It's The Statism Stupid

      Quebec and A Question of Values

      The Montreal Rally for "Peace"

      A Nation
      Under Suspicion

      Time to Stop the Tyranny of the Mindless

      Chantal Beaubien

      An Institute Intern Hits the Front Lines

      The CUPE Boycott of Israel

      Echoes of Darker Evils

      Memory and Witness

      The EMSB, the Institute and the Palatucci Facility

      The Scarlet Lettering of Christopher Statham

      Foreign Law and
      Free Press

      The Freedom to Choose: Always the Right Side of History

      The Problem with Total Smoking Bans

      9th Institute Policy Conference

      United Nations Office for Project Services and the New Realities of the Middle East

      The Moslem Riots

      Why We Owe Them Nothing

      Boycotting Israel

      The Hypocrisies of
      Petty Narcissms

      A Judge's Hanging

      The Lynching of
      Andrée Ruffo

      Power Play

      Big Oil, Big Government, Big Fraud

      Days of Drums

      Times of Treason

      The "Responsibility to Protect"

      The U.N. Is Not Responsible and Canada Does Not Protect

      A Time to Strive and Not To Yield

      BPW in the Media on Liberals,Lapierre and Leadership

      A Political Mugging

      The Politics of
      Canada's Nixon

      Julius Grey Attacks the New Prohibitionists

      Loi 112
      Excessif et Paternaliste!

      New Orleans
      Crisis and Challenge

      A Human Triumph of the Power of One

      Sharia Justice

      Veiled Freedom

      The Money Gap

      Andy Stern, Alan Greenspan and the Emerging Clash Over Economic Class

      Hey State! Stay Out of Our Fate

      The Travesty of the Hotel Godin Affair

      It Can Happen Here

      If You Don't
      Stand for Something
      You'll Fall for Anything

      Just as Many
      Just as Mad

      A Citizen's Advice to the Ethics Commissioner

      "Nothing Illegal" Says Counsel for
      Attorney-General

      A Top Ten List of
      Gomery Hypocrisy

      After Chaoulli: Still In Critical Condition

      The Health-Care Crisis and the
      Crutch of the Courts

      Justice for the
      Rev. Darryl Gray

      Stand Up In Solidarity

      Dare To Call It Treason

      The Corbeil Allegations and the Oligarchy of Canadian Politics

      Hope Conquers Dismay

      Jake Eberts Brings Gandhi's Message of Non-Violence to the
      Middle East

      To Spend Oneself in a Worthy Cause

      The Arena of Dust and Sweat and Blood

      Revenue Quebec

      Time For the
      Geese to Hiss

      The Gomery Deception

      Complicity in the Corridors of Consequence

      Never To Mirror What We Seek To Destroy

      Pre-Emptive Intelligence Not Preventive Controls

      It's Time to Fix It

      The World's Meeting Place for Human Rights Leadership

      Mandatory Backfire

      The Quality of
      Justice Strained

      Illiberal Justice

      Low Limitation and
      Narrow Circumstance

      Hey Canada!

      Can You Handle
      the Truth?

      Unity and Community

      A Program for a True Alliance for Progress

      Wal-Mart

      A Pharoah Who Knew Not Joseph

      Wallenberg:
      Daring To Care

      The Imperative of Redemptive Rage

      A Modern Blood Libel

      The Mohammed al-Durra Cover-Up

      Voir la souffrance et tenter de la guérir

      Les citoyens répondent ?la crise des enfants malades

      The Marriage Reference

      Illiberal Democracy

      A Catalyst for Conscience

      Canada, The U.N. and the China Trade

      The Arrogance of the Asian Tiger

      When Will
      Enough Be Enough?

      Big Brother-
      Canadian Style

      Too Much Law
      Too Little Justice

      Globalization's Victims

      Let's Label the Exploiters

      Dangerous Inmates

      Elmasry, Kathrada and the Plague of
      Illegitimate Orthodoxy

      Organized Labour and Charest's Third Way

      The Danger of the Gaspesia Gambit

      The Challenge of a National Stirring

      The Populist Vision of a New Political Plurality

      A Nation Adrift
      The Chicoutimi Disaster

      The Tragedy of
      Unfulfilled Promise
      and Undefined Purpose

      Concordia's Capitulation

      The Paralysis of Reason

      Ours Is To Reason Why

      Repairing the Chaos of Canada's Military Policies

      Doesn't Anyone Get Angry Anymore?

      Our Ambivalence to the Insolence of Authority

      A Reminder of Our Nation's Pride and Purpose

      A Day Aboard the
      HMCS Montreal

      The Bank Emperors Aren't Wearing Any Clothes

      Straight Talk On
      Bank Mergers

      On Public Revenues and Private Rights

      An Examination of the Tolerance of the Governed

      Barbarians Within Our Gates

      The CRTC and the Intellectual Incoherence of Statist Faith

      With One Voice

      For The
      Devastated of Darfour

      "Know Your Rights-Just Say No"

      Conference on Seniors Rights Co-sponsored by the Institute

      Five Pillars of Purpose

      Priorities for Planning in Defense and Security Policy

      The Council for Community Conciliation: An Institute Initiative on Hate Crime

      A Challenge to the Courage of our Convictions and the Content of our Character

      The Whistleblower and Our Leviathan of Oligarchy

      A Proposal for
      Legislative Action

      BPW's Closing Address to the 20th CDA Congress on Foreign Affairs & Defence Policies

      "Canada's Hope":A Nation Standing Tall With A Leadership That
      Stands Up

      The Neglect of the Elderly "Not Yet the Best to Be"

      A Visible Minority Besieged

      5th Institute Policy Conference: An Evening with Irshad Manji

      Opening Event of the Institute's Centre for Democratic Development

      Democracy Without Borders

      The Institute's Centre for Democratic Development

      Habitations Louis-Laberge

      2500 Social Housing Units for Montreal

      To Afflict the Comfortable and Comfort the Afflicted

      The Challenge of Hunger in a Free Society

      Opening Address to the 4th Institute Policy Conference

      "Pourquoi Israël?
      Why Israel?"

      Report on the 3rd Institute Policy Conference: James Woolsey on

      Security & Trade in the post-Iraq Era

      "A Matter of Honor"

      Address to the 3rd Policy Conference of the Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal

      The Signature of a Society: A Canadian Manifesto

      A Populist Agenda for the 21st Century

      Remarks by The Honourable Gar Knutson, Secretary of State for Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East

      An Historic Speech of Truth Unbridled by Timidity during the House Debate on Iraq

      "Israel Assassin, Schecter Complice!": Prof.Stephen Schecter and UQAM

      Moral Relativism, Anti-Semitism & The Shame of Immoral Intellectual License

      Aspects of Attack

      An Agenda for
      Alliances and Action

      The Housing Crisis:An Historic Accord

      The Start of a Solution

      The Politics of Immigration

      Approaches for Ministerial Intervention

      Canada's Courage

      A Statement of the Spirit of the Nation

      Israel Myths & Facts

      A Checklist for Media Accuracy

      The Soldiers of Israel: The Frontline Defenders of the West

      Redemptive Acts of Courage and Conscience

      Financement et Flexibilit?

      La Gouvernement du Canada et les Programmes Destinés aux Organismes Communautaires, Culturels et Sociaux

       

      If This is a Free Society Why Are We Hounding Juliet O'Neill
      Lawrence Martin
      Jihadists Don't Care About Logic
      George Jonas
      How to Win a War: The Ethiopian Example
      Jack Kelly

      Robert Fulford
      A Determined Harper Flexes His Foreign Affairs Muscles
      Barbara Yaffe
      What next? Anti-harassment training in the crib?
      Ian A. Hunter
      Be Careful What You Wish For
      John O'Sullivan
      Israel Will Do Whatever It Takes
      Douglas Davis
      Leadership at Last
      John C. Crosbie
      Human Rights Carry a Price for Canada
      Lorne Gunter

      Lauryn Oates
      Dealing Decisively With the enemy
      Frank Gaffney,Jr.
      War? What war?
      Andrew C. McCarthy
      What the Crime Stats Don't Tell You
      Dan Gardner
      Canada and Kandahar
      Beryl P. Wajsman
      The Stuff of Leadership
      Beryl P. Wajsman
      The Secret Mulroney Tapes: A Quick Job for a Quick Buck
      John C. Crosbie
      A Victory for Multiculturalism over Common Sense
      Mark Steyn
      Bravo M. Bush!
      Jacques Brassard
      Europe-Thy Name is Cowardice
      Mathias Daepfner
      The Price of Justice
      Me. Julius Grey

      Thomas S. Axworthy
      A Country Going To Pieces
      Michael Bliss
      Robbery, Québec Style
      Prof.Pierre Lemieux

      The Brigitte Gabriel Lecture at Duke University

      Le Coran plutôt que la Charte des droits?
      Élaine Audet

      Janet Bagnall
      The Delusions and Denials of the Left: A Study in Contradiction and Incoherence
      Janet Daley
      Radical Relativism and the War in Iraq
      Elizabeth Nickson
      Crise Irakienne: Ces Pacifistes Contre la Paix
      Prof.Jean-Charles Chebat
      Chaire de commerce Omer DeSerres- HEC Montréal
      Vice-président de l'Académie des Sciences du Canada
      Sen.Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Mind of One Piece, A Man for our Time
      Beryl P. Wajsmann
      UN Lets Tinpot Dictators Rule The World
      Janet Daley
      Signature of a Society:Jack,Paul,Sheila and the Wajsman Manifesto
      Jim Duff
      Le fascisme de gauche ?l'UQAM et ailleurs
      Prof.Stephen Schecter

      Gov.George H. Ryan
      The Death Penalty:A Continuing Blight on the Rights of Man
      Washington Post Editorial
      Bishops Can't Bring Peace on Earth:Religious Leaders Have No Monopoly On Good
      Mary Riddell
      La nouvelle panoplie du terrorisme:Une analyse
      Jacques Isnard
      Orwellian Prophecy and Our Time:The Compromise of Human Spirit and the Enforcement of Conformity
      Prof.Julius Grey
      War is the Only Option:We Must Stop Saddam's Killing Machine
      Elie Wiesel
      La présomption d'innocence:La police et les conférences de presse
      Yves Boisvert
      A Who's Who at Institute Conference
      Linda Massarella
      A Citizens Agenda of Better Banks--Not a Corporate Agenda of Bigger Banks
      Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition
      The Crime of Punishment: Why the Innocent Confess
      Michael Kinsley
      Outrepassons les partis politiques:Besoin collectif d'un but
      Jean David
      A Brutal Loss of Innocence: The Trauma of Terror
      Andrew Mills
      Un nationalisme déplorable:Le rapport Romanow--le champ de bataille
      Me.Julius Grey

       


      George Jonas

      Civil Liberties are Timeless

      Lorne Gunter

      The Education of Robert Kennedy

      David Brooks

      Conrad Black Is Innocent

      Ian A. Hunter

      Time for a Fair Deal for Low-income Canadians

      David Pecaut and Susan Pigott

      Our World: The Longest-Running Big Lie

      Caroline Glick

      Feasting on Pessimism

      George Jonas

      The Hopeful Lies We Tell Ourselves

      Robert Fulford

      Statism Isn't Liberalism

      George Jonas

      Oriana Fallaci
      A Life Well Lived

      Appreciations from George Jonas, Daniel Pipes and
      Robert Spencer

      A Letter of Apology

      Lt.Gen.(ret.)Charles Pitman,USMC

      Why Canada Needs a Submarine Fleet

      Richard H. Gimblett,CD,Ph.D.

      Canada in the World: The Restoration of our National Pride and Purpose

      Beryl P. Wajsman

      Faits Saillants Historiques sur le Conflit du Proche Orient

      Institut des Affaires Publiques

      Recent Israeli Economic, Technological & Medical Quick Facts

      Institute for Public Affairs

      A Conversation with James Woolsey: Reflections from the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

      James Duff

      Vers la "Prosperit?Durable": La Necessit?de Conscience

      l'Hon. Pierre S. Pettigrew

      Jobless and Hopeless: The Real Story Behind the Unemployment Rate

      Monica Davey with David Leonhardt

      The Pulp Fiction of the Peaceniks:Three Myths Ripe for Debunking

      Michael Gove

      Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Dean of the Senate, Conscience of the Nation

      Adam Clymer

      Luc Ferry: Une Condemnation de la Banalisation des Injures Racistes, Antisémites, et Antisionistes

      Le Monde

      Time to Walk the Walk: Canada's Faith in Multilateralism Must be Defended---By Force if Necessary

      Prof.Michael Ignatieff

      Montreal Professor Subjected to Anti-Semitism on Campus

      Mike Cohen

      Rev.Martin Luther King, Jr.

      Luck and the Death Penalty

      Arthur Miller

      Jack Jones:The Last Trade Union Hero-The Plight of the Poor and the Luck of the Middle Classes

      Andrew Gimson

      Institute for Public Affairs:

      A Pledge of Principles

      La Crise des Urgences:

      Document présent?au Ministre de la Sant?et des Services Sociaux par l'Association des medecins Specialistes en medecines d'Urgence(ASMUQ),Le Regroupement des Medecins D'Urgence du Quebec(ReMUQ)et l'Association de medecins d'urgence du Quebec (AMUQ)

      Papiers du Prof. Annette Paquot

      1.Peur de la vérit?
      2.Réaffirmer notre solidarit?avec le peuple Juif et l'État d'Israël
      3.Message au Recteur de l'Universit?du Québec ?Montréal
      4.Message au Président du Conseil d`àdministration de l`Universit?Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)
      5.Réaction ?l'attentat terroriste ?l'Universit?hébraïque de Jérusalem



      Justice, Justice Shalt Thou Pursue: The Philosopher of Rational Liberalism

      The Rigorous Compassion of John Rawls

      Mid-East Backgrounder #11

      1.Galloping Anti-Semitism, Washington Post Editorial
      2.Israel in the Cross Hairs, Douglas Davis, The Spectator
      3.The Osirak Option, Nicholas D. Kristof,The New York Times
      4.Moral Jutsification for Going To War, Bishop Pierre W. Whalon,International Herald Tribune
      Institute Staff Compilation


      Imperatives of Assault: The Doctrinal Case in International Law for Armed Reprisals on Iraq

      Institute Executive Report

      The Art of War: An Illustrated Version Compiled by the Staff of the Institute

      Sun Tzu

       

      Labour
      AFL-CIO
      Canadian Committee on Labour History
      Canadian Labour Congress
      Canadian Social Progress
      European Trade Union Institute
      Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec
      Histadrut
      International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
      International Institute of Social History
      International Labour Organization
      Le Fonds de solidarit?FTQ
      National Committee for Labor Israel
      Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
      Walter P. Ruether Library

      Justice
      Access to Justice Network
      American Civil Liberties Union
      Amnesty International
      Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted
      Canadian Banking Ombudsman
      Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
      Canadian Civil Liberties Association
      Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
      Canadian Human Rights Commission
      Canadian Taxpayers Federation
      Center for Wrongful Convictions:Northwestern Law School
      Charte des droits et libertés de la personne du Québec
      Freedom From Want:The Four Freedoms Program
      Freedom of Information Coalition
      Human Rights Appeal of the Liberal International:The Ottawa Declaration 1987
      Human Rights Watch
      International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights
      International Covenant on Ecomomic, Social & Cultural Rights
      John Howard Society of Canada
      L'aide juridique du Québec
      Le Protecteur du Citoyen
      Legal Aid:Access to Justice
      Privacy Commissioner of Canada
      Southern Poverty Law Center
      Universal Declaration of Human Rights

      Economic & Social Policy
      Association des CLSC et des CHSLD du Québec
      C.D.Howe Institute
      Caledon Institute of Social Policy
      Canadian Association of Retired Persons
      Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
      Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition:Bank Accountability
      Canadian Health Coalition
      Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
      Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation
      Centre for Social Justice:Advocacy for the Poor
      Coalition des Aînées et Aînés du Québec
      Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice
      Community Action on Poverty
      CorpWatch:Holding Corporations Accountable
      Drug Reform Co-ordinating Network
      Economic Policy Institute
      Ethics and Public Policy Center
      Institute for Research on Public Policy
      Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel
      National Anti-Poverty Organization
      Russell Sage Foundation
      Schneider Institute for Health Policy
      Seniors Advocacy
      Seniors Policies and Programs Database
      Social Science Research Council

      Foreign & Military Affairs
      Belfer Center for International Affairs
      Canadian Security Intelligence Service
      Center for Applied Studies in International Negotiations
      Center for Strategic & International Studies
      Central Intelligence Agency
      Council on Foreign Relations
      International Institute for Strategic Studies
      Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies
      Jane's Intelligence Review
      National Security Agency
      Nuremberg Principles
      Royal Institute of International Affairs
      Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
      United Nations Watch
      Washington Institute for Near East Policy

      Think Tanks
      Brookings Institution
      Center for National Policy
      Hudson Institute
      National Policy Association
      Rand Institute


      The Agenda

      "The condition upon which man hath
      received liberty is eternal vigilance;
      which condition if he break, servitude
      is at once the consequence of his crime
      and the punishment of his guilt."

      ~ John Philpot Curran,
      Dublin 1800

      "A fig for those by law protected!
      Liberty's a glorious feast!
      Courts for cowards were erected,
      Churches built to please the priest."

      ~ Robert Burns

      THE MÉTROPOLITAIN - Unconventional Wisdom
      Montreal's bilingual journal of
      reflection, opinion and the arts


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      News, Views and Special Events

      17 February 2013


      www.themetropolitain.ca
      www.facebook.com/MontrealMet
      www.facebook.com/BerylWajsman
      on twitter @berywajsman



      Launching The Métropolitain

      Québec`s first bilingual newspaper since 1842



      Speaking to staff and supporters at launch party for
      "The Métropolitain" at Chez Alexandre et fils on Peel St .



      Met mural in the offices of the paper

      www.themetropolitain.ca

      "The Last Angry Man"

      For archives of all shows please go to one of the following links:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=474&z=11
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=548&z=11


      "Barricades"
      The journal of the Institute



      All Barricades issues and articles are now online at:

      www.barricades.ca





      Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service




      Speaking at ANTI-BILL 14 Protest at Marois' office
      CTV's full video
      17 February 2013





      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/rally20130217.wmv



      Contre le projet de Loi 14
      Sur RDI avec Brigitte Bougie
      17 February 2013





      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/rdi20130217.wmv



      CBC Interview on Anti-Bill 14 Rally
      "One law too far" 
      17 February 2013





      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/rally20130217_01.wmv



      Advocating for ANTI-BILL 14 Protest
      13 February 2013



      For full story click on link below
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=608&z=22



      CRITIQ
      25 January 2013



      A new anglo voice?

      by Richard Deschamps rdeschamps@astral.com 

       

      A new group currently gathering momentum is looking to act as an
      umbrella group to speak for federalist anglophones in Quebec.

       

      The group, called Canadian Rights in Quebec -- CRITIQ for short --
      has a similar mission to groups like Alliance Quebec; to promote linguistic
      equality and combat language discrimination.

       

      And it was created, in part, to counter the possibility of tougher language
      laws coming from the recently-installed PQ government.

       

      "They've been in the formation stages ever since the PQ got elected," says
      Mike Cohen,the Cote St. Luc city councillor who sat in on one of their
      meetings. "And I think it's comforting for the English community to know that
      there's a group like this that's establishing itself."

      Businessman Gary Shapiro is spearheading the movement, and among some
      of the other notables involved include former politicians Robert Libman and
      Gerry Weiner, Suburban editor Beryl Wajsman and political
      columnist Barbara Kay.

      For a fuller report on CRITIQ including The Suburban profile please go to:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=607&z=22

       

      On Sun News with Brian Dunstan
      on Justin Trudeau and the Islamic Conference
      24 December 2012








      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/sunnews20121224.wmv







      En débat avec Mario Beaulieu (SSJB)
      sur l'émission Denis Levesque
      7 Septembre 2012





      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/lcn20120907_01.wmv

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/lcn20120907_02.wmv




      Institute advocacy results in major Revenue Quebec reforms
      Journal de Montréal:
      Revenu Québec renonce aux cotisations «choc?BR>
      *****
      Finance Minister and Director-General act after abuses brought to light
      23 August 2012

      MET RQ2.jpg



      For full story and details from The Métropolitain and
      Le Journal de Montréal please go to following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=605&z=22





      Keynote Address to McGill model UN Conference
      Sheraton Centre Montreal
      26 Jan. 2012





      Video excerpt from keynote remarks to 1500
      participants at McGill model UN conference.

      Third largest in North America
      after Harvard and Penn State.

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/mcmun_2012.wmv

      Full speech video at
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK1cNWy7KRI



      Advocacy, anger and activism
      The many facets of Beryl Wajsman
      by Sarah Feldman



      http://issuu.com/mcmun/docs/mcmun_finale_final_digital1_1_




      On CTV's "National Affairs"
      For an end to the big lies in Quebec's culture wars

      5 January 2012




      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/ctv20120105.wmv



      Avec Mario Dumont
      Les Québecois anglophones font-ils assez
      d'efforts pour matriser le Français?

      6 Dec. 2011



      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/Dumont20111206.wmv



      Testifying against The Payette Plan
      Assurance obtained from Minister
      protecting non-francophone media

      14 Nov. 2011




      For full report please go to following link on this site:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=600&z=22




      On CTV's National Affairs with Tasha Kheiriddin
      and Rudyard Griffiths

      Cautioning on the Quebec construction inquiry

      18 Oct. 2011



      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/ctv20111018.wmv

      With Bikel

      May 2011

      Please see the story at the following link

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=594&z=8



      Table de l'Espoir 2011
      Avec Richard Martineau






      Canadian Association of Journalists

      April 2011

      Elected vice-president for public affairs


      Taking Back The Streets!

      Oct.2010 - Feb.2011

      With Eric Duhaime, Daniel Lapres, David Ouellette and
      Sharon Freedman organized the citizens coalition that
      stopped the Amir Khadir led PAJU attempted boycott of the
      Le Marcheur store on St. Denis St. because it sold Israeli
      products. In picture above left the critical day when MPs
      Marc Garneau, Marlene Jennings and MNAs Lawrence
      Bergman and Francois Bonnardel stood with us. Ouellette
      is to my right and Duhaime to my left. Anti-boycott
      demos were held every Saturday for five months.

      For full stories please see:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=595&z=22

      With Paul Gérin-Lajoie

      June 2010

      After joining the advisory council of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie
      Foundation helped the organizing committee for the gala
      celebrating his 90th birthday.

      For full story see "Résister aux comparisons" at
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=593&z=22e

      13,000 Montrealers salute Israel
      Hosting the Israel Independence Day Rally

      April 20, 2010

      ?Bienvenue, amis de la libert??BR>?Chag ha’atzmaut sameyach ?/EM>

      “I want to welcome everyone to this celebration of joy!
      Welcome to this celebration of the free! What we celebrate
      today are not the particularities of race and creed, but the
      universality of liberty. And the survival and success of the
      frontline member of the family of free nations in the face of
      constant existential threat.
       
      “I want to address a few particular words to the young people
      here. No, I am not going to tell you that you are the guarantors
      of tomorrow. You already know that. I am here to tell you that
      you are the surety of today! And you are not alone. In Quebec
      today there are varieties of opinion on all manner of issues.
      They are expressed with passion in the free battleground of
      ideas. And that is a good thing. Many of these opinions we
      don’t like. Some of you have faced many taunts of nullification
      and interposition expressed with inappropriate ferocity. But
      you responded as democrats, with reason and engagement.
      You need to know you are not alone.
       
      “Comme Jacques Brassard, l’ex Ministre de transport du
      Quebec dans les gouvernements de Bernard Landry et Lucien
      Bouchard a écrit, ?Le combat d’Israël pour sa survie, c’est
      aussi notre combat! C'est le combat de l'Occident tout entier!
      Israel ne doit pas se laisser distraire de ses objectifs par la
      chorale des pleureuses de gauche et des ennemis de
      l'Occident. La reussite d'Israël se doit d'être sans equivoque!?BR> 
      “That is the message I want all of you to take back from here
      today. And draw courage from it!?/FONT>

      For a full report on the rally please go to the following link on
      this site:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=591&z=22

      Special Interview

      March 7, 2010

      On Language


      by BEN ZIMMER

      The interplay of English optics and French optique on
      Canada’s political scene has long fascinated Beryl Wajsman,
      president of the Montreal-based Institute for Public Affairs and
      editor of The Suburban, Quebec’s largest English-language
      weekly. “The ‘optique,?as it is called in very politically savvy
      Quebec, is everything,?he wrote in a 2007 column for
      Canada Free Press. Wajsman told me that optics and optique may
      have first commingled in Montreal around the time of the 1980
      referendum on Quebec’s sovereignty. Independence for the
      province was voted down, with the “No?side bolstered by a
      stirring speech from Pierre Trudeau at Montreal’s Paul Sauv?BR>Arena just days before the referendum. Trudeau’s bold
      intervention, Wajsman recalls, created some powerful optics.

      For the complete text of this New York Times article
      please go to the following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=585&z=12

      Montréal Municipale 2009

      With Mayor Tremblay and his wife on election night

      A new agenda for Montreal

      http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/648

      En débat avec Gilles Proulx sur "Dumont 360"

      http://vtele.ca/emissions/dumont360/archives/2009/09/498/1803.php
      http://vtele.ca/emissions/dumont360/archives/2009/09/498/1804.php

      Animateur pour "Sexy béton"
      Théatre Porte-Parole

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/sexybeton.wmv

      Certificates or recognition from MPs
      Marc Garneau and Marlene Jennings

      Moderating Cotler Town Hall on
      fighting anti-semitism

      June 22 2009

      National newspaper award for anti-rascism editorial
      28 May 2009

      1st Anniversary issue of The Metropolitain
      May Day 2009

      To see the entire issue please lick on the link below

      http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/issue/44

      Liberal Convention
      Vancouver 2009

      With Brigitte Garceau and her winning "Team Garceau" in her
      successful bid for the vice-presidency of the Liberal Party of Canada

      With l'Hon. Martin Cauchon, social activist Chris Karidigionnis and
      former Ministerial Chief of Staff Anne-Marie Laurendeau

      With citizens coalition demanding municipal change
      April 8, 2009

      Press conference of citizens coalition. L-r, Le Mas des Oliviers'
      owner Jacques Muller, Yvon Créton, Alexandre et fils owner
      Alain Créton, BPW, and Sharon Freedman,co-organizer of the
      25,000 signature anti-parking meter petition.
      The conference denounced city policies and unveiled the
      PetitionParcometre.com website.

      Full story at:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=578&z=22

      Wajsman for Mayor?

      See reactions at:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=579&z=22

      The suburban and Editor win Canadian and Quebec awards
      27 March 2009

      Full story at following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=577&z=22

      With Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler and Palestine
      Human Rights Monitoring Group founder and
      director Bassam Eid

      Causing a stir
      27 February 2009

      Alfred Apps says Wajsman has played a consultative role
      behind certain Liberal policies–for which Apps makes no
      apologies. “I think there’s an effort here on the
      part of the Tories to slam people with guilt by association. Beryl is one
      of the militants that is helping with the party, and his help
      is welcomed.?The presumptive next Liberal President–he is
      currently running unopposed–suggests the so-called
      “banned list?on which Wajsman appeared was less about
      meted out justice than it was a vestige of the old, bitter feud
      between Paul Martin and Jean Chrétien. “That list was
      created before the Gomery Commission had made any of its
      findings,?Apps said.

      Montreal lawyer Julius Grey told Maclean's, “There is no
      evidence that Beryl is anything but honest. There is only so
      much a citizen can take of having mud thrown at him.?/STRONG>

      ~ Macleans, 27 February 2009

      For full stories and reactions please go to following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=571&z=22

      Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Legacy Award Ceremony
      16 January 2009

      (l-r) Rev. Darryl G. Gray, BPW, Quebec Minister of Immigration
      and Cultural Communities Yolande James,
      Mayor Gerald Tremblay

      with Father John Walsh and City Councillor Mary Deros

      with community activists led by
      Gemma Raeburn-Baynes at right

      To read Rev. Gray's comments please click on
      the link below:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=569&z=22


      On Gaza
      with CTV's Tarah Schwartz
      11 January 2009

      “No nation can sit idly by while over 8000 rockets over
      six years are hurled at it. Even Egypt closed its borders
      to the Gazan regime. Many speak of Hamas as the
      duly elected government of Gaza. Yet they conveniently
      forget that Hamas only got elected because it killed or
      drove out most of their Fatah opponents prior to the vote.
      It was an election as Stalinist as any.?/STRONG>

      Tarah Schwartz, Beryl Wajsman, Laith Marouf

      Click on the following link to see the interview and debate

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/cfcf1220090111.wmv

      With Ignatieff
      Ottawa
      10 December  2008

      "Cassandra's Lilacs"
      Theatre St-Denis
      2 October 2008

      The Garceau Foundation and the Institute present
      the "Gentle the Condition" benefit consert

      Foundation founder and president Brigitte Garceau

      Beryl Wajsman and Dennis Trudeau

      Director Brian Morel, Brigitte Garceau,
      Beryl Wajsman

      For a full report on this vey special event please go to
      the following link on this site:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=568&z=22

      To view the videos of the concert in four parts
      please click on the links below

      Ranee Lee and her band performing



      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/lilacspart1.wmv
       
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/lilacspart2.wmv
       
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/lilacspart3.wmv
       
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/lilacspart4.wmv

      Ottawa "Human Dignity Rally"
      7 August 2008

      For full report on the rally and more pictures
      go to the following link on this site:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=565&z=22

      Speaking at Parliamentary press gallery prior ro rally
      with (l-r) Mount Royal MP and former Justice Minister
      Irwin Cotler, international human rights activist
      Nazanin Afshin-Jam and former Secretary of State
      for Asia/Pacific David Kilgour

      BW speech at rally can be viewed at the following link:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/human_dignity_rally.wmv

      On Terrorists, Canada and Montreal

      BPW, CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergin,
      and "American Jihad" author Steven Emerson

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/paulazahn11072006.wmv

      Solutions for Sudan

      Interview with  Marci Ian on Canada AM discussing the Darfur genocide

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/canadaam29102007.wmv

      “To save a single life…”
      The Saul Itzhayek Affair

      Vigil at Itzhayek home with community
      religious leaders and attorney Julius Grey

      At inter-faith demonstration at Rev. Darryl Gray's church

      In studio with Saul and Sylvia Itzhayek,
      former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler
      and Cotler's executive assistant Howard Liebman
       
      Please see "Itzhayek home!" at

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=554&z=22

      "Answered Prayers"
      Gentling the condition

      BPW with (l-r) attorney and community activist Brigitte Garceau,
      journalist P.A. Sévigny
      and the City of Montreal`s Réal Normandeau
      at meeting to help the Maison du Partage d`Youville
      food bank and community kitchen

      Please see story at following link:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=557&z=22


      See full report on frontline social service groups at:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=558&z=22

      Darfur: The Montreal Conference


      BPW opening Conference. Left to right the Hon. David Kilgour,
      Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Lewis W. MacKenzie, Southern Christian
      Leadership Conference President Dr. Charles Steele, Jr.

      For the complete text please go to the following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=551&z=22

      Letter of congratulations from the Hon. Jason Kenney

      A Special Visitor

      With former Secretary of State Kissinger at the
      Conference de Montreal

       At Israel Independance Rally

      D'arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman, Public Security Minister
      Stockwell Day and BPW

      Interviewing Stéphane Dion

      The New Suburban

      www.thesuburban.com

      The Politics of Justice

      For the complete text please go to the following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=550&z=22

      New Challenge

      www.thesuburban.com

      See announcement in full at the following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=549&z=22

      Battling Hunger
      Institute`s Citizen-based solutions


      Elizabeth Nickson

      Behind the scrim of the noisy war on terrorism, the United States
      launched, in October, the largest domestic-policy initiative
      of the past 40 years. With US$65-billion potentially at stake,
      in the quick flourish of an executive order, faith-based charity
      became the biggest social experiment in history. Lucky
      for us, the Americans do all the dirty work. Canadians must
      watch their progress with enormous interest. As the
      Canadian Association of Food Banks makes clear, food-bank
      use in Canada reaches 778,000 people a month and has
      doubled since 1989. That's more than the entire population
      of New Brunswick, points out a press release from
      the organization, which appears to document its statistics
      meticulously. The solution? "A comprehensive policy
      to realize food security for all citizens," says the group.
      Anyone else smelling a Charter challenge? Noble
      as that would be, people are starving, and cannot wait for
      the "right to food" to be written into the Constitution.
      As Amy Sherman of the Hudson Institute says: "Kids
      are dying on the streets, single moms are making $6
      an hour. All hands on deck."

      So a few Montrealers have taken matters into their own very
      competent hands. A group of corporations and unions, at
      the instigation of The Institute for Public Affairs, under the
      stewardship of the magnetic Beryl P. Wajsman, have made
      a commitment, in perpetuity, to feed as many as
      half-a-million hungry Quebecers. This is Quebec civil
      society in action. Working together, without a penny
      from government to solve an immediate problem. According
      to Wajsman, Charles Seiden, the executive director of
      the Canadian Association of Food Banks "puts the
      number of Canadians suffering through, as he calls it,
      'food insecurity,' at three to four million." Not a pretty number
      , especially when you consider the billions that Ottawa's
      bloated bureaucracy flushes down the toilet on vanity projects.
      Wajsman and his partners are planning to extend
      their Quebec initiative across Canada.
      What Beryl Wajsman and his fellows are doing seems to be the
      Canadian version of a faith-based initiative. We must
      hope that he succeeds -- and that more citizens take back the
      fundamental responsibility for care of the
      poor from a government that has failed.

      On Social Justice
      The Issue No One Is Talking About

      The most unpleasant sound to a politician is silence. Just ask Ed Broadbent. The former leader of the New Democratic Party left Parliament in 1989 to pursue a career as a teacher and lecturer. But as he traveled the country talking up his favorite theme—the lingering “national disgrace?of child poverty—Broadbent was shocked by the degree of apathy. “No one paid attention,?he says.
       
      It was Broadbent who pricked the nation’s conscience 15 years ago by reminding citizens that thousands of Canadian youngsters went hungry every night. The message struck a chord with a population that had prided itself on being a global model of fairness. In 1989, a year after the N.D.P. won 43 seats in its best-ever federal showing, Broadbent leveraged the party’s clout in what was then a Tory-minority government to secure a resolution pledging to “eliminate?child poverty by 2000. At the time an estimated 1 in 6 Canadian children lived below the poverty line. Not only did the pledge go unfulfilled, but things have got worse. The number of people earning less than $11,000 a year grew during the 1990s by 34%. About a million Canadians under the age of 18 are in dire need, according to Campaign 2000, a national antipoverty group.

       
      And so the problem festers. True, much of the economic news is good: employment is at an “all-time high,?Bank of Canada economist Stéfane Marion told the Globe and Mail last week, adding, “We believe the economy could actually return to its production potential before the end of 2005.?But too many Canadians aren’t keeping up. According to Beryl Wajsman, president of Montreal’s Institute for Public Affairs, a third of the nation’s work force has less than two weeks?salary in the bank. Canada, Wajsman says, has only a “thin veneer of affluence.?BR> 
      Why aren’t we talking about this? Here’s one reason. While political leaders are scrambling to outbid one another with plans for spending the nearly $3 billion surplus stored up over a tough decade of budget cuts, few seem willing to risk appealing to the better angels of our nature. In 1968 Pierre Trudeau won Canada’s heart by promising a “just society.?The fear mongering that has come to dominate the campaign—the Liberals began airing TV spots last week implying that Canadians were at risk from guns, pro-lifers and foreign wars—suggests that party tacticians believe today’s voters are interested only in getting through the night safely. Wajsman doesn’t buy it. “They’re not giving the electorate enough due,?he says. “Social justice is the bread-and-butter issue of our time, but it takes political courage to bring this up.?/FONT>

      Fighting Censor

      Thursday, May 17, 2007

      BPW on the dangers of press councils
      and self-censorship

      To read the article in full please go to the following link:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=547&z=22

      A Tale of Two Nazanins
      A Victory for Valor


      Saturday, February 03, 2007

       

      To the editors
      Re: "A Credit to Her Crown"

      The Post is to be commended for highlighting Vancouver's Nazanin Afshin- Jam's successful campaign to free Nazanin Fatehi from Tehran's infamous Evin prison. Ms. Fatehi languished in prison for two years after being sentenced to death for stabbing a man who was trying to rape her. Since there were not four male witnesses to the attempted rape, as required by Shariah law, Ms. Fatehi was convicted of premeditated murder. Her case drew some media attention, but it was not until Ms. Afshin-Jam -- 2003 Miss World Canada -- took the lead that the world really took notice. The decision by Iran's judiciary to reverse itself is almost unprecedented.
      At a recent Public Affairs of Montreal conference on "Questions of Values: Ways of Response to the Islamist Challenge," Ms. Afshin-Jam used Ms. Fatehi's story as a case study, illustrating the embedded discrimination that exists under Shariah Law. In this age of universal deceit, when as George Orwell wrote, "merely speaking the truth is a revolutionary act," Ms. Afshin-Jam's actions are truly a passionate profile in courage. Many in Canada like to argue that we are a "reasonable" society, not a passionate one. Yet the two are not mutually exclusive.

      Passion is not the opponent of reason. Fear is. And lives fuelled by fear are not very much at all.

      Beryl P. Wajsman, president, Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal


      Nazanin Afshin-Jam (l.) at Amnesty International's World Day Against
      the Death Penalty in Berlin demonstrating for Nazanin Fatehi

      As many of you know we have focused much attention on air, and given moral and material support from the Institute, to the singularly heroic work of human rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam in her efforts to free 18-year old Nazanin Fatehi from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison where she has languished for two years after being sentenced to death for stabbing the man who was trying to rape her. Fatehi’s case had drawn some world attention, but it was not until Afshin-Jam, who had already engaged in humanitarian work from Africa to Asia, put her life on hold to lead an international effort to save the life of this young girl facing the hangman’s noose because of Sharia law that the world sat up and took notice.

      For more on this story please go to the following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=508&z=22

      Nazanin Afshin-Jam speaking at a recent Institute conference
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=499&z=22


      www.theconservativevoice.com

      NEWS & COMMENTARY

      By Beryl Wajsman
      A Canadian Profile in Courage
      February 03, 2007

      “Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from thousands of different centres of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.?

      ~ Robert F. Kennedy

      Many make the mistake that because we, as a society, strive for reason, that we must therefore abdicate passion. Yet passion is not the opponent of reason. Fear is. And a life fuelled by fear is not very much at all. Nazanin Afshin-Jam did not forget passion and did not submit to fear. In her single-minded pursuit of justice for Nazanin Fatehi she has served as an example for all Canadians making us realize that we are at our best when we transcend our narrow narcissisms and become involved in mankind’s transcendent yearnings for redemptive change.

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=508&z=22

      INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF MONTREAL
      INSTITUT DES AFFAIRES PUBLIQUES DE MONTRÉAL

      10th Institute Policy Conference
      “Questions of Values: Ways of Response to the Islamist Challenge ?BR>October 25th, 2006
      Delta Centre-Ville Hotel

      THE FULL VIDEO OF THE CONFERENCE AND ALL
      SPEAKERS?PRESENTATIONS AS WELL AS PRESS COVERAGE,
      RADIO INTERVIEWS AND PICTURES ARE NOW
      AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK ON THIS WEBSITE:

      HTTP://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/NEWSMANAGER/ANMVIEWER.ASP?A=499&Z=22


      From l-r: BPW, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Brigitte Gabriel,
      Dr. Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish, Germain Belzile


       

      CHQR'S "THE WORLD TONIGHT"
      WITH ROB BREAKENRIDGE
      The urgency of individual resolve
      BPW’s reflections from the Conference


      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/chqr20061026.mp3

      NAZANIN AFSHIN-JAM EN DIRECT SUR RDI

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/media/nazaninrdi.wmv 


      Wednsday, November 1, 2006


      Thursday, October26, 2006

      3rd Institute Policy Conference

      Security and Trade in the post-Iraq Era:

      "Doing Business in a Dangerous World---Redressing the Balance in U.S.Canadian Relations"


       Beryl Wajsman, The Hon.Perrin Beatty, Thomas d'Aquino, R.James Woolsey, John F. Angus, Michael F. Gallagher

      We are pleased to report that the Institute's 3rd Policy Conference , held May 29th at the Club St.Denis, was a resounding success. We have already had positive reactions from circles in Ottawa and in Washington. Jim Duff's report on it, posted in our Initiatives section, may be viewed at:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=287&z=22

      We would also urge you to look at
      "A Conversation with James Woolsey:
      Reflections from the former Director of
      the Central Intelligence Agency" posted to our Insight section
      at the following location:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=288&z=12

      Dale L. Watson, Raymonde Folco, M.P., Stockwell Day, M.P.,
      Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Charles H. Belzile, Patrick Gagnon

      A Sampling of Participants Comments:

      "Jim Woolsey and Dale Watson were genuinely impressed and honored by the professionalism and treatment. They are already talking about how soon they can come back to Canada."-Gerald Chipeur,Esq., Chipeur Advocates, Calgary

      "Gen. Belzile and I thoroughly enjoyed the Conference. It was professionally run with an excellent group of speakers. The networking was of excellent value."-Col.(ret.)Alain Pellerin, Executive Director, Canadian Defence Associations, Ottawa

      "Thank you for a most stimulating Conference."-David Bensoussan, Communautés Sepharade du Québec, Montréal

      "I was thoroughly riveted by the presentations...it was a rare opportunity. A Tour de Force!"-Marie Bourbonniere, Raymond Chabot

      "I really enjoyed this Conference. Keep on with the good work in building Canada's future."- Me.Stephane Hébert, IRB

      Please view BPW's Conference opening address entitled "A Matter of Honor" at the following link:

      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=277&z=22

      “It was a who’s who?at the
      Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal
      Security & Trade Conference

      LINDA MASSARELLA
      Sunday, June 1, 2003

      Beryl Wajsman, president of the influential Institut des Affaires Publiques de Montreal, has just wrapped up the Institute’s 3rd Policy Conference. Entitled “Doing Business in a Dangerous World: Security & Trade in the Post Iraq Era?brought together major politicians, military and security officials and leading CEO’s.
      It was a who's who of intrigue at the by-invitation-only Conference held at the Club St. Denis. Former CIA head honcho James Woolsey was the keynote speaker and spent some time at a breakfast meeting with some high-powered Institute board members and Wajsman’s special invited guests.
      Retired General Charles Belzile was there, as were businessmen, lawmakers and intelligence experts The Hon. Perrin Beatty, Thomas d'Aquino, President & CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Dale L. Watson, former Director of Counter-Terrorism for the FBI, Raymonde Folco, M.P., Michael F. Gallagher, Minister-Counsellor at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa , John F. Angus, President of the Stonehenge Corporation and board member of UBS (Canada) and Patrick Gagnon, former M.P. and current President of Protocol Strategies
      But it was Canadian Alliance MP Stockwell Day who made everyone laugh when he joked to Woolsey he'd love to be an undercover diplomat for the U.S. intelligence agency: "I'd love to tell people my last name is Bond, only trouble is I'd have to say, 'Hello, I'm Stock Bond.' "

      4th Institute Policy Conference

      Québec and Israel:

      "A Challenge to the Content of our Character and the Courage of our Conscience"


      Israeli Foreign Ministry North American Director Aharon Yaar,
      Ronald Denom (SNC), Nino Colavecchio (Canadian Italian Congress)

      The Institute has just concluded it's first Quebec-Israel Conference on Civil Society held July 7th at the Club St-Denis in Montréal. This historic encounter was the first time that leaders of every sector of Quebec met with representatives of the Government of Israel on a broad-based summit agenda. Political, economic and cultural relations were covered by an important and compelling assembly of leaders. Four Israeli officials, including Aharon Yaar, Director of the North American Division of the Foreign Ministry of Israel and newly appointed Montreal Consul-General Marc Attali attended. We are proud that all sectors of Quebec were represented including business, labor, government, cultural groups, media and academe. Among the notable guests were Henri Mass? President of the FTQ, Guy Bouthillier of the Sociét?St-Jean Baptiste, Andr?Pratte of La Presse, Francis Bellido, President of the Sociét?Generale de Finance (Sant?, Nino Colavecchio, President of the Congress of Italo-Canadians, Jean E. Fortier, President of the Conseil des Relations internationales de Montréal, Danielle Laberge, Vice-Rector of UQAM and Ronald Denom, Senior Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin International. Other participants from the business community included Myriam Truchon, Director of Public Affairs and Environment of Hydro-Québec, Edith Ducharme of CDP Capital and Alain Bonneau of Montreal International.


      Guy Bouthillier (SSJB), Alain Bonneau (Mtl.Intl.), Andr?Pratte (La Presse),
      Francis Bellido (SGF), Henri Mass?(FTQ), BPW

      When we we were asked to organize this conference we were quite pleased to accept because for us at the Institute, the support of Israel, without implying a blanket endorsement of all its policies, represents the support of a democracy and that is as much a part of the progressive agenda as the other causes we have represented, defended and participated in such as the compensation fight for the Duplessis orphans with Jacques Hébert, the plight of refugees with Sœur Andrée Menard, the protection of the homeless with housing co-ops O.E.I.L. and ROMEL, and the opposition to bank mergers with the Community Coalition for Re-investment. The fight for social justice is global and we should never be so smug as to think is stops at our borders.


      Francis Bellido, Consul-General Marc Attalli, Edward Brandone (FTQ),
      Alain Bonneau, Édith Ducharme (CDP Capital)

      Les liens entre le peuple juif, l’Israël et le Québec sont longs et profonds. C’est ici que Louis-Joseph Papineau aida ?mener le combat qui permis l’émancipation totale des juifs en 1832, et ce huit ans avant l’Angleterre. C’est ici que des leaders syndicaux québécois appuyés par des syndicalistes d’origine italienne et juive ont créé ?travers les années 30, 40 et 50 l’état qui peut se vanter d’avoir, avec l’Italie et l’Israël, le plus important pourcentage de travailleurs syndiqués de l’Occident. Les premiers remous intellectuels visant ?bâtir une sociét?distincte se sont inspirés de ce qui se faisait de mieux au monde en matière gouvernementale, c’est ainsi que le ?Guide des patriotes ?de Marcel Chaput proposait plusieurs les institutions israéliennes comme exemples pour le Québec. Finalement, nous pouvons pas oublier que 20% de la population d’Israël ont le francais comme langue maternelle.

      Les modèles québécois et israéliens d’intervention de l’état pour la justice sociale sont par mis les plus inclusifs et compatissants au monde. L’Israël fait aujourd’hui face ?beaucoup des mêmes problèmes économiques et défis syndicaux que le Québec a si bien gér?depuis les trente dernières années. Le Québec a une expertise économique unique ?partager, notamment la création du Fonds Solidarit? Parallèlement, l’Israël est devenu un modèle mondial parmi les nations plus petites pour ses succès dans la mise en place d’une infrastructure technologique sans pareil, et le Québec peut bénéficier de cette expertise pour l’expansion des secteurs de biotechnologie, de pharmaceutiques et d’aviation.

      There is a need for heightened understanding between the two societies, and we already have indications that this first meeting is leading to exciting new initiatives of co-operation in the political, economic and cultural arenas.

      We invite you to view the opening address of the Conference entitled
      "Why Israel?" at:
      http://7uq.3fuvj3.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=290&z=22


       
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Laberge, Danielle"
      To: "'Institute for Public Affairs'" <
      bpwajsmann@>

      Cher Beryl,

      J'ai ét?ravie par notre rencontre de lundi au club St-Denis.
      Un grand mercide m'avoir invitée. Je serai ravie de
      poursuivre la collaboration avec l'Institut .
       
      Danielle Laberge
      Vice-Rectrice ?l'enseignement, ?la recherche et ?la création
      UQAM




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