MEDIA ADVISORY - Civil Rights Organizations to Make Important Announcement on Bill C-24

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) will make an important announcement about Bill C-24 on Thursday.

As a result of this new law, dual citizens and people who have immigrated to Canada can have their citizenship taken away while other Canadians cannot. The law has been called anti-immigrant, anti-Canadian, anti-democratic, and unconstitutional.

The federal government has already begun revoking Canadians' citizenship on the basis of this law.

Date: 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time:

9:00 a.m. EST

Location: 

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525  Bay  Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2L2, Trinity Salon 1, (lower convention level)

Speakers:    

Josh Paterson, Executive Director, BCCLA

Lorne Waldman, Executive Member, CARL

Dr. Monia Mazigh, academic, author, human rights advocate
Daniel Sheppard, Lawyer for the case, Goldblatt Partners LLP


Conference Call-in numbers:


Toronto

(+1) 416 764 8692

Toll-Free North America

(+1) 877 674 7070

SOURCE BCCLA/CARL

For further information: Media Contacts: Sarbjit Kaur, 416-274-5324, sk@kaurcommunications.ca; Samuel Forrest, 647-302-8302, sam@kaurcommunications.com

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