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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


          Met Ann2.jpg
           

          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://www.sjvhbr.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=474&z=11
          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/rally20130217.wmv



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





          http://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/rdi20130217.wmv



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





          http://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/rally20130217_01.wmv



          Advocating for ANTI-BILL 14 Protest
          13 February 2013



          For full story click on link below
          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/sunnews20121224.wmv







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





          http://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/lcn20120907_01.wmv

          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/ctv20120105.wmv



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

          6 Dec. 2011



          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/ctv20111018.wmv

          With Bikel

          May 2011

          Please see the story at the following link

          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=578&z=22

          Wajsman for Mayor?

          See reactions at:

          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/lilacspart1.wmv
           
          http://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/lilacspart2.wmv
           
          http://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/lilacspart3.wmv
           
          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/human_dignity_rally.wmv

          On Terrorists, Canada and Montreal

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

          http://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/paulazahn11072006.wmv

          Solutions for Sudan

          Interview with  Marci Ian on Canada AM discussing the Darfur genocide

          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=557&z=22


          See full report on frontline social service groups at:
          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=550&z=22

          New Challenge

          www.thesuburban.com

          See announcement in full at the following link:

          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=508&z=22

          Nazanin Afshin-Jam speaking at a recent Institute conference
          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.icu/media/chqr20061026.mp3

          NAZANIN AFSHIN-JAM EN DIRECT SUR RDI

          http://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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://www.sjvhbr.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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