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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!


                    A rights response to language laws

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


                    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


                    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


                    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

                    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


                    A Pharoah Who Knew Not Joseph

                    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


                    Canadian Committee on Labour History
                    Canadian Labour Congress
                    Canadian Social Progress
                    European Trade Union Institute
                    Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec
                    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

                    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

                    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


                    "The Last Angry Man"

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


                    The journal of the Institute

                    All Barricades issues and articles are now online at:


                    Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service

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


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


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


                    Advocating for ANTI-BILL 14 Protest
                    13 February 2013

                    For full story click on link below

                    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:


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


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



                    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:


                    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.


                    Full speech video at

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


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

                    5 January 2012


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

                    6 Dec. 2011


                    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:

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

                    Cautioning on the Quebec construction inquiry

                    18 Oct. 2011


                    With Bikel

                    May 2011

                    Please see the story at the following link


                    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:

                    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

                    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:


                    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:


                    Montréal Municipale 2009

                    With Mayor Tremblay and his wife on election night

                    A new agenda for Montreal


                    En débat avec Gilles Proulx sur "Dumont 360"


                    Animateur pour "Sexy béton"
                    Théatre Porte-Parole


                    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


                    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:


                    Wajsman for Mayor?

                    See reactions at:


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

                    Full story at following link:


                    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:


                    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:


                    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


                    With Ignatieff
                    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:

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

                    Ranee Lee and her band performing


                    Ottawa "Human Dignity Rally"
                    7 August 2008

                    For full report on the rally and more pictures
                    go to the following link on this site:

                    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:

                    On Terrorists, Canada and Montreal

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


                    Solutions for Sudan

                    Interview with  Marci Ian on Canada AM discussing the Darfur genocide


                    “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


                    "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:

                    See full report on frontline social service groups at:

                    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:


                    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


                    The Politics of Justice

                    For the complete text please go to the following link:


                    New Challenge


                    See announcement in full at the following link:


                    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:

                    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:


                    Nazanin Afshin-Jam speaking at a recent Institute conference


                    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.



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



                    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




                    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:


                    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:


                    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:


                    “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:

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

                    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

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                    A View from Amman

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                    Avnery's Axe

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                    Les masques tombent

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                    Islamic Iconography: One Faith, One State

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                    Les lendemains de la guerre

                    Vers une démocratie ou un morcellement de l’Irak ?

                    American Democrat Not American Caesar

                    The Bush Doctrine as
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                    Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction:National Security Archive Report

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                    Mid-East Backgrounder:Breaking News

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                    The Acquisition of Weapons of Mass Destruction:

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                    Operation Defensive Shield-The Legality of Armed Response

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                    Ten Days That Sear Our Souls

                    Wallenberg, King and Auschwitz

                    8 May 1945

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                    The Man Who Would Not Be Silenced

                    The Unapologetic Activism of Peter Bergson


                    Everybody Take A Valium

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                    34 Key Ridings

                    2003 Québec Election Special:

                    Twenty-Two Ridings to Watch

                    Forge of Fire:Words That Changed The World

                    Reflections of Transcendant Yearning for Redemptive Change:A Multimedia Presentation

                    Justice Shalt Thou Pursue

                    The Institute's Response to a Time of Challenge


                    Misha Wajsman

                    A Constructive Anger

                    The Last Angry Man

                    BPW on the
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                    The Last Angry Man

                    BPW on the
                    New 940 Montreal (2007)

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                    Brigitte Garceau

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                    Nathalie Elgrably

                    Une nouvelle vision

                    Pamela Geller
                    Atlas Shrugs

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                    Robert J. Galbraith

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                    Nazanin Afshin-Jam

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                    Gomery Inquiry

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                    Full Employment in a Free Society

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                    The United Nations

                    The World's Sword of Damocles

                    Quebec and the Middle East: Alliances and Antagonisms

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