Media Advisory - Press conference on assaults against Asian Canadian anglers

    TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - Over the past month, there have been several
reports about incidents involving Asian Canadians who have been either
physically or verbally assaulted while fishing in a number of communities
around the province.
    Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall will be announcing the launch of an
inquiry into this issue tomorrow at a press conference at City Hall. The
inquiry is being conducted in partnership with the Metro Toronto Chinese and
Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and involves other Asian Canadian community

    Date:     Friday, November 2, 2007

    Time:     12 noon

    Location: Committee Room 3
              2nd Floor
              Toronto City Hall

    Speakers: Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall
              Ontario Human Rights Commission

              Avvy Go,
              Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

    Media availability to follow press statements.

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Poirier, Manager, Communications, (416)
314-4539; Afroze Edwards, Sr. Communications Officer, (416) 314-4528

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