Media advisory - Cornwall Public Inquiry Phase II research initiative: A Time for Apologies: Legal and Ethical Implications of Apologies

    CORNWALL, ON, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Continuing its agenda of creating
ways to foster healing and reconciliation in the Cornwall community, the
Cornwall Public Inquiry, with assistance from its Advisory Panel, has
scheduled a workshop on the legal and ethical implications of apologies. The
workshop, scheduled for January 17, is the latest in an on-going series of
Phase 2 workshops being offered to the public in the Cornwall area.
    The workshop will include an opportunity for the public to view and
discuss a display on apologies as well as to hear several presentations, and
participate in a question and answer session.
    Two key presenters will examine the issue of apologies in detail.
Leslie Macleod, a lawyer and mediator, will present a paper she authored
entitled, "Legal and Ethical Implications of Apologies". The paper, which
Ms Macleod was commissioned to write as part of Phase 2 research, can be found
on the Inquiry website at, under "Healing Work
(Phase 2) - Research".
    During his presentation, Russell Getz, a lawyer working for the
Government of British Columbia, will provide insight into apologies from the
perspective of the work he has done in drafting uniform apology legislation
for Canadian jurisdictions as part of the work of the Uniform Law Conference.
    Facilitators for the session are two members of the Inquiry's Advisory
Panel: Jan Handy and Phil Murray.

                               Workshop Details

                    Date:       January 17th 2008
                    Time:       Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
                                Presentations begin at 7 p.m.
                    Location:   Best Western Parkway Inn
                                1515 promenade Vincent Massey, Cornwall, ON

    To ensure there is adequate space and refreshments, those interested in
attending are asked to contact Lori Loseth by phone at (613) 938-7102 or by
e-mal at

For further information:

For further information: Joan Weinman, (613) 294-5679

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