/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Security Certificates: Round Two/

    MONTREAL, Feb. 20 /CNW Telbec/ -

    Press Conference

    When :    Thursday, 21 February, 9:30am

    Where :   1710 Beaudry, room 3.5 (metro Beaudry), Montreal


    - Hon. Warren Allmand, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group
    - Mr. Adil Charkaoui
    - Mr. Gaétan Châteauneuf, President, Conseil centrale de Montréal (CSN)
    - Me. Johanne Doyon, counsel for Adil Charkaoui and member of Quebec
      Immigration Lawyers' Association (l'AQAADI)
    - Sheikh Salam Elmenyawi, Muslim Council of Montreal
    - Mr. Mostafa Henaway, Immigrant Workers' Centre
    - Ms. Marie-Eve Lamy, Coalition Justice for Adil Charkaoui

    Mr. Charkaoui and several Quebec organizations who have been involved in
the campaign against security certificates will react to the passage of new
security certificate legislation and discuss next steps. They will also call
on the government to refrain from issuing new certificates against Charkaoui
and the other detainees under the new law. Mr. Charkaoui was arrested under a
certificate in May 2003, and has remained under severe "preventive conditions"
since his release from prison in February 2005.
    The Supreme Court of Canada ruled last year that the old security
certificate legislation was unconstitutional. The decision will enter into
effect at the end of this week, on 23 February 2008. A new law was adopted by
Senate last week despite the prospect of another constitutional challenge.
    This Press Conférence is called par The Coalition Justice pour Adil
Charkaoui - www.adilinfo.org

For further information:

For further information: Mary Foster, cell: (514) 222-0205

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