Media Advisory - The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association Invite You to A Gathering Calling for the Return of the Rule of Law in Pakistan

    TORONTO, Nov. 28 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend a gathering to call
for the restoration of the rule of law in Pakistan, being held on Thursday,
November 29 at 1:15 p.m. in front of Osgoode Hall, to show solidarity in
support of lawyers, judges and human rights advocates in Pakistan who are
courageously defending the rule of law, which has been under attack by the
government there. Add your support to the many thousands of others around the
world in a petition to restore justice and democracy for the people of
    This event is one more example of the support that Canadian lawyers,
judges, their colleagues and their families are providing to the people of
Pakistan and their legal community in their continuing struggle to end
emergency rule and restore the rule of law.

    Brief remarks will be made by:

    -  Mr. Gavin MacKenzie, Treasurer, Law Society of Upper Canada
    -  Ms. Heather Ross, Chair of the Human Rights Monitoring Group and
       Bencher, Law Society of Upper Canada
    -  Cheryl Milne, Vice Chair, Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human
       Rights Section, Ontario Bar Association
    -  Mr. Raj Anand, Bencher, Law Society of Upper Canada
    -  Mr. Gregory D. Goulin, President, Ontario Bar Association

    Date:        Thursday, November 29, 2007

    Location:    Law Society of Upper Canada
                 Front steps of Osgoode Hall
                 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

    Time:        1:15 p.m.

    An international petition is being circulated to add to the show of
support. You can sign this petition in person at Osgoode Hall on Thursday, or

For further information:

For further information: Roy Thomas, The Law Society of Upper Canada at
(416) 947-7619 or Louise Harris, Ontario Bar Association at (416) 869-0513
ext. 317

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