Louise Arbour asks "Are we too ambitious in changing the world?"

Renowned Canadian jurist delivers 3rd Annual Bluma Lecture on Wednesday, March 4 in conversation with the Hon. Marc Lalonde.

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - One of Canada's most international public thinkers, the Hon. Louise Arbour, will deliver this year's Bluma Lecture at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Her subject is: Peace, Justice, Security, Liberty: Are we too ambitious in changing the world and she will discuss it on-stage with fellow eminent Canadian, the Hon. Marc Lalonde.

The live event is sold out, but there are a few media tickets available. In addition, the Lecture will be webcast live from 7:00 p.m. on March 4 and be available on podcast afterwards.

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Louise Arbour has been the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. She was also former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda where she made history by indicting a sitting head of state, Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic. From 2009 until last year, Louise Arbour was President and CEO of the International Crisis Group and she is now a jurist in residence at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Marc Lalonde was a long-standing federal Cabinet Minister during the 1970s and 1980s, serving as Minister of Justice, Minister of Finance and Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, where he created the National Energy Program. In the 1990s he served as an ad hoc judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague and was a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Montreal until his retirement in 2006.

The Bluma Lectures were created  in 2013 as the result of a transformational gift from The Bluma Appel Community Trust to The Toronto Public Library Foundation. The Annual Lectures are dedicated to the discussion of important issues by some of the world's most thoughtful opinion-leaders. The Bluma Lectures follow a previous gift by The Bluma Appel Community Trust of $3 million for the naming of The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at The Toronto Reference Library.

SOURCE Ramsay Inc.

For further information: Bob Ramsay, bob@ramsayinc.com, 4l6 822 3452.

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