Media advisory - Harper government can't silence women's advocacy

    OTTAWA, Sept. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Effective September 20, the National
Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is being forced to layoff its staff,
close its office and cease major consultations and advocacy on women's legal
issues, thanks to the Harper government.
    Many aspects of women's equality in this country remain unrealized,
particularly for racialized and Aboriginal women, for poor, immigrant and
disabled women. NAWL has played a vital role in many of the major milestones
towards women's equality in Canada over its 30-year history and does not
intend to go quietly.

    When:     Thursday, September 20, 2007
              11:00 a.m.

    Where:    Charles Lynch Room (130-S)
              Centre Block, Parliament Hill

    Who:      Pamela Cross, NAWL Board member
              Louise Riendeau, NAWL Board member
              Members of Parliament:
              Hon. Maria Minna (Beaches-East York), Liberal Party
              Nicole Demers (Laval), Bloc Québécois
              Johanne Deschamps (Laurentides-Labelle), Bloc Québécois
              Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe), New Democratic Party

For further information:

For further information: Andrée Côté, (613) 241-7570, # 25

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