Media advisory - Truth and reconciliation commission to launch Quebec National Event - April 24 - 27, 2013 In Montréal

MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend a news conference officially launching the activities of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) in the Province of Quebec. This will be an opportunity for the presentation of the mandate of the Commission, as well as plans for the TRC's Quebec National Event (April 24-27 in Montreal) and regional hearings.

WHO:     Dr. Marie Wilson, TRC Commissioner

Territorial Elders and Grand Chiefs and Inuit representatives
Representatives of the Churches, the City of Montreal, the Province of Quebec and invited guests
Special guests to be introduced as Honorary Witnesses
WHEN:             Thursday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Gatineau Room, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel                      
900 René Levesque Blvd. West                      
Montreal, Quebec   H3B 4A5

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is an independent commission established as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in the 150-year history of the residential schools, and to guide and inspire a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.

All participants will be available for interviews after the conference. Representatives of the Regional Advisory Committee including members of government, the Churches and Survivors will also be present.


SOURCE: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

For further information:

For inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Aurélie Arnaud
Media relations for the Quebec National Event

Heather Frayne
TRC Media Relations

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