RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS PRIZE - 2007 - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS



    MONTREAL, Aug. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Nominations may now be submitted for the
2007 Rights and Freedoms Prize. Pierre Marois, president of the Commission des
droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, has invited around 2,000
organizations, institutions and community groups to nominate candidates for
the 2007 Rights and Freedoms Prize.
    Since 1988, the prize is awarded each year by the Commission to mark the
anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on
December 10, 1948. It recognizes the exceptional achievement of a person or
group working in Québec to defend human rights and youth rights.
    The nomination form is available on the Commission's website
(www.cdpdj.qc.ca), at regional offices of the Commission des droits de la
personne et des droits de la jeunesse, and at the Rights and Freedoms Prize
secretariat, by contacting Line Laberge at (514) 873-5501.
    The deadline for nominations is October 12, 2007. The Prizes will be
awarded at a public ceremony on December 6, 2007, in the presence of leading
figures from the world of human rights and freedoms and youth rights.
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For further information:

For further information: Mme Ginette L'Heureux, (514) 873-5146,
1-800-361-6477 extension 207, (514) 249-6181; Sylvain Archambault, (514)
873-5146, 1 800 361-6477 extension 210


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