Media Advisory - National Council for the Protection of Canadians Abroad
(NCPCA) to cite Charter of Rights & Freedoms in Supreme Court's Khadr case

TORONTO, Nov. 12 /CNW/ -

    
    WHO:     The National Council for the Protection of Canadians Abroad
             (www.ncpca.ca) is an organization of professional Canadians and
             businesses dedicated to protecting the rights of Canadians
             abroad. On Nov. 13, 2009 in Ottawa, lawyer Dean Peroff, of the
             NCPCA legal team, will present arguments during the Supreme
             Court hearing of the Omar Khadr case, citing Canada's Charter of
             Rights and Freedoms and international law obligations.

    WHAT:    Interview opportunity with NCPCA representatives regarding the
             establishment of the NCPCA and its current objectives.

    WHEN:    Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 after 1 p.m close of hearing.

    WHERE:   Supreme Court of Canada
             301 Wellington Street
             Ottawa, Ontario
             K1A 0J1
    

ABOUT THE NCPCA

The National Council for the Protection of Canadians Abroad was established in 2009 by a group of Canadian lawyers, academics, entrepreneurs and other professionals, as well as businesses, who are committed to helping fellow Canadians who are experiencing legal issues or crisis situations while outside of Canada's borders. The NCPCA's objective is to complement and improve the current system in ways that will more quickly solve emergency overseas cases involving Canadians in crisis. For more information, and a complete listing of the organization's membership, please visit the NCPCA web site at www.ncpca.ca.

SOURCE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE PROTECTION OF CANADIANS ABROAD (NCPCA)

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Dean Peroff, Amsterdam & Peroff, (416) 367-3036; Chris MacLeod, Ross & McBride LLP, (647) 572-5824, (416) 572-3800; Eric Tang, Porter Novelli Canada, (416) 422-7200, (416) 822-0541

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