Media Advisory - Dare to Reach Higher: Rights and Freedoms, a conference organized by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse starts on Monday, in Montréal

    MONTREAL, June 11 /CNW Telbec/ - La Commission des droits de la personne
et des droits de la jeunesse is hosting on June 15 and 16, 2009 the annual
conference of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies
(CASHRA), in Montreal.
    Gaétan Cousineau, President of the Commission will open the conference on
Monday. He will be joined by the Ontario and federal human rights
commissioners and the chair of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal who
will address the current human rights systems in Canada, their advantages and
    About 200 participants and more than 30 speakers - members of human
rights commissions, experts, lawyers, academics and human rights groups are
expected to attend.

        When :  Monday June 15, and Tuesday June 16, 2009
                Opening remarks by Mr. Cousineau at 9: 00 a.m. on June 15

        Where : Hôtel Gouverneur Place Dupuis
                1415, rue Saint-Hubert, Montréal

    Speakers include:

    - Claude Béland, Institut de recherche en coopération de l'Université de
    - Barbara Hall, Ontario Human Rights Commission
    - François Crépeau, Faculty of law McGill University
    - Jennifer Lynch, Canadian Human Rights Commission
    - Nicole Filion, Ligue des droits et libertés
    - Steven Guilbeault, Equiterre
    - Laurent McCutcheon, Fondation Emergence
    - Fo Niemi, Centre for research-action on race relations(CRARR)
    - Ghislain Picard, Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
    - Bernard St-Jacques, Réseau d'aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes
      de Montréal (RAPSIM)

    The full program is available at:

    Information : Patricia Poirier
                  514 873-5146 or 1 800 361-6477, ext. 358
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For further information:

For further information: Patricia Poirier, (514) 873-5146, 1 800
361-6477, ext. 358,

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