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        Speaking at Anti-Bill 14 Rally at Marois' office

        Full CTV video,CBC and CTV interviews and press coverage


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




        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

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        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



        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


        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

        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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