May 27 Parliamentary Conference: Political situation in Egypt and Canada-Egypt relations

OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD) in collaboration with Amnesty International Canada is organizing a conference on Parliament Hill to discuss the political situation in Egypt and assess present Canada-Egypt relations.

Tuesday May 27 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Room 7-052, 131 Queen Street, Ottawa K1P

Guest Speakers

Nadia Abu-Zahra, Assistant Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa.

Sarah Attia, Wife of imprisoned Khaled El Qazzaz, Personal testimonial

Wael Haddara, Previously Senior Advisor to deposed president Mohammed Morsi and member of the Egyptian delegation at The United Nations.

Hilary Holmes, Amnesty International Canada.

Wayne Marston, MP Hamilton East—Stoney Creek; Critic for Consular Affairs; Critic for Human Rights.

After the military coup that ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi, July 3rd 2013, Egyptians will be casting their votes for a new president May 27 and 28 2014. Field Marshall Abdel Fatah Al-Sissi is expected to win. Is Egypt progressing toward democracy or falling back under an authoritarian regime? Come and find out.

RSVP before Monday May 26 2014 2pm


SOURCE: Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD)

For further information: For interviews or further information: Samaa Elibyari, Telephone: 514-805-3220,,

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