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Speaking at Anti-Bill 14 Rally at Marois' office

Full CTV video,CBC and CTV interviews and press coverage

SUR RDI AVEC BRIGITTE BOUGIE

CONTRE LE PROJET DE LOI 14

ANTI-BILL 14 PROTEST RALLY

"A chance to do something, not just complain!"

MEMO TO LIBS & CAQ ON BILL 14

DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

CRITIQ

A rights response to language laws

En débat avec Mario Beaulieu (SSJB) sur l`émission Denis Levesque LCN

Réactions

Institute advocacy results in major Revenue Quebec reforms

Journal de Montréal:
Revenu Québec renonce aux cotisations «choc»
*****
Finance Minister and Director-General act after abuses brought to light

Queen's Jubilee Medal

Awarded for
community service

1500 model UN participants hear message of challenge and responsibility

Métropolitain publisher keynotes McGill Conference largest after Harvard and Penn State

The Payette Plan

A community protected,
a battle won,
a campaign continued

Reprenons la rue

Taking back the street

Résister aux comparaisons

Paul Gérin-Lajoie
Un révolutionnaire tranquille

13,000 Montrealers salute Israel

Hosting the Israel Independence Day Rally

Amal's Story

"All I want to know is why?"

On Language

Optics and politics

City's Iran protests continue

Kilgour,Wajsman speak to coalition

Helping Sun Youth's Haitian Relief

Diplomats and activists rally

The Canwest Bid

Going for the Gazette

"KIP"

Daring to care

The Arrogance of Authority

The Bela Kosoian Affair

"Arrogants, vulgaires et disgracieux!"

Citizens fed up with green onions and parking rules

Wajsman for Mayor?

A helluva reaction for April Fool`s

Local and national recognition

The Suburban and Editor receive writing honours

Community coalition demands change

Mayor finally agrees to open discussions

Broken Promises

How we lied to Ala Morales and to ourselves

WOZNIAK

Justice done

Causing a stir

Libs, Tories & BPW

Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award Ceremony at City Hall

BPW receives award for promoting human dignity

The Teaching of Contempt

Gemma Raeburn and the Montreal Police

"Cassandra's Lilacs"

The Garceau Foundation and the Institute for Public Affairs present the "Gentle the Condition" concert

"Human Dignity Rally"

Ottawa rally for rights in China an inspiring success

The "Salubrious" persecution of Citizen "M"

Your home is not your castle and you need to know why

Dietrich Freed!

A Senior and the System

A Healthy Corrective to Self-Censorship

National Post's
Barbara Kay on
"The Métropolitain"

Marchildons Win!

RAMQ approves US surgery

Itzhayek Home!

"Sorry just doesn't cut it!"

Advocacy matters!

It makes a difference

Answered Prayers

Battling hunger

Gentle the condition

A just society where co-operation is valued as much as competition and where compassion always triumphs over contempt

Ahead of the curve

Unanswered questions on Gomery bias

Tax Revolt!

If they can do this to us, they can do this to anyone

The Conrad Black Verdict

Why we all need to care about the politics of justice

"We are not satisfied!"

Darfur:The Montreal Conference

The Suburban's
New Editor

Beryl Wajsman

On The Slippery Slope to Thought Control

Quebec's Press Council Decisions

The Pressure at the Pumps

This Time it's the Greed not the Greens

Montreal's Meter War

The Brewing Urban Tax Revolts

Communities of Conscience: The Budapest Wallenberg Memorial Project

Support from the Anglican Church of Canada

The Tale of Two Nazanins

A Victory for Valor

From the Klan to Tehran

Baker, Carter, Duke & the New Cliveden Mindset

The Peter March Concordia Lecture

Islam and Democracy
The Urgency of Reforming State Faith

Therefore Choose Courage

Lest We Forget
Canadians of Conscience

Religious Profiling

Quebec Style

10th Institute Policy Conference

Questions of Values
Ways of Response to the Islamist Challenge

The Problem with Liberalism

It's The Statism Stupid

Quebec and A Question of Values

The Montreal Rally for "Peace"

A Nation
Under Suspicion

Time to Stop the Tyranny of the Mindless

Chantal Beaubien

An Institute Intern Hits the Front Lines

The CUPE Boycott of Israel

Echoes of Darker Evils

Memory and Witness

The EMSB, the Institute and the Palatucci Facility

The Scarlet Lettering of Christopher Statham

Foreign Law and
Free Press

The Freedom to Choose: Always the Right Side of History

The Problem with Total Smoking Bans

9th Institute Policy Conference

United Nations Office for Project Services and the New Realities of the Middle East

The Moslem Riots

Why We Owe Them Nothing

Boycotting Israel

The Hypocrisies of
Petty Narcissms

A Judge's Hanging

The Lynching of
Andrée Ruffo

Power Play

Big Oil, Big Government, Big Fraud

Days of Drums

Times of Treason

The "Responsibility to Protect"

The U.N. Is Not Responsible and Canada Does Not Protect

A Time to Strive and Not To Yield

BPW in the Media on Liberals,Lapierre and Leadership

A Political Mugging

The Politics of
Canada's Nixon

Julius Grey Attacks the New Prohibitionists

Loi 112
Excessif et Paternaliste!

New Orleans
Crisis and Challenge

A Human Triumph of the Power of One

Sharia Justice

Veiled Freedom

The Money Gap

Andy Stern, Alan Greenspan and the Emerging Clash Over Economic Class

Hey State! Stay Out of Our Fate

The Travesty of the Hotel Godin Affair

It Can Happen Here

If You Don't
Stand for Something
You'll Fall for Anything

Just as Many
Just as Mad

A Citizen's Advice to the Ethics Commissioner

After Chaoulli: Still In Critical Condition

The Health-Care Crisis and the
Crutch of the Courts

"Nothing Illegal" Says Counsel for
Attorney-General

A Top Ten List of
Gomery Hypocrisy

Justice for the
Rev. Darryl Gray

Stand Up In Solidarity

Dare To Call It Treason

The Corbeil Allegations and the Oligarchy of Canadian Politics

Hope Conquers Dismay

Jake Eberts Brings Gandhi's Message of Non-Violence to the
Middle East

To Spend Oneself in a Worthy Cause

The Arena of Dust and Sweat and Blood

Revenue Quebec

Time For the
Geese to Hiss

The Gomery Deception

Complicity in the Corridors of Consequence

Never To Mirror What We Seek To Destroy

Pre-Emptive Intelligence Not Preventive Controls

It's Time to Fix It

The World's Meeting Place for Human Rights Leadership

Mandatory Backfire

The Quality of
Justice Strained

Illiberal Justice

Low Limitation and
Narrow Circumstance

Hey Canada!

Can You Handle
the Truth?

Unity and Community

A Program for a True Alliance for Progress

Wal-Mart

A Pharoah Who Knew Not Joseph

Wallenberg:
Daring To Care

The Imperative of Redemptive Rage

A Modern Blood Libel

The Mohammed al-Durra Cover-Up

Voir la souffrance et tenter de la guérir

Les citoyens répondent à la crise des enfants malades

The Marriage Reference

Illiberal Democracy

A Catalyst for Conscience

Canada, The U.N. and the China Trade

The Arrogance of the Asian Tiger

When Will
Enough Be Enough?

Big Brother-
Canadian Style

Too Much Law
Too Little Justice

Globalization's Victims

Let's Label the Exploiters

Dangerous Inmates

Elmasry, Kathrada and the Plague of
Illegitimate Orthodoxy

Organized Labour and Charest's Third Way

The Danger of the Gaspesia Gambit

The Challenge of a National Stirring

The Populist Vision of a New Political Plurality

Concordia's Capitulation

The Paralysis of Reason

A Nation Adrift
The Chicoutimi Disaster

The Tragedy of
Unfulfilled Promise
and Undefined Purpose

Ours Is To Reason Why

Repairing the Chaos of Canada's Military Policies

Doesn't Anyone Get Angry Anymore?

Our Ambivalence to the Insolence of Authority

A Reminder of Our Nation's Pride and Purpose

A Day Aboard the
HMCS Montreal

The Bank Emperors Aren't Wearing Any Clothes

Straight Talk On
Bank Mergers

On Public Revenues and Private Rights

An Examination of the Tolerance of the Governed

Barbarians Within Our Gates

The CRTC and the Intellectual Incoherence of Statist Faith

With One Voice

For The
Devastated of Darfour

"Know Your Rights-Just Say No"

Conference on Seniors Rights Co-sponsored by the Institute

Five Pillars of Purpose

Priorities for Planning in Defense and Security Policy

The Council for Community Conciliation: An Institute Initiative on Hate Crime

A Challenge to the Courage of our Convictions and the Content of our Character

The Whistleblower and Our Leviathan of Oligarchy

A Proposal for
Legislative Action

BPW's Closing Address to the 20th CDA Congress on Foreign Affairs & Defence Policies

"Canada's Hope":A Nation Standing Tall With A Leadership That
Stands Up

The Neglect of the Elderly "Not Yet the Best to Be"

A Visible Minority Besieged

5th Institute Policy Conference: An Evening with Irshad Manji

Opening Event of the Institute's Centre for Democratic Development

Democracy Without Borders

The Institute's Centre for Democratic Development

Habitations Louis-Laberge

2500 Social Housing Units for Montreal

To Afflict the Comfortable and Comfort the Afflicted

The Challenge of Hunger in a Free Society

Opening Address to the 4th Institute Policy Conference

"Pourquoi Israël?
Why Israel?"

Report on the 3rd Institute Policy Conference: James Woolsey on

Security & Trade in the post-Iraq Era

"A Matter of Honor"

Address to the 3rd Policy Conference of the Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal

The Signature of a Society: A Canadian Manifesto

A Populist Agenda for the 21st Century

Remarks by The Honourable Gar Knutson, Secretary of State for Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East

An Historic Speech of Truth Unbridled by Timidity during the House Debate on Iraq

"Israel Assassin, Schecter Complice!": Prof.Stephen Schecter and UQAM

Moral Relativism, Anti-Semitism & The Shame of Immoral Intellectual License

Aspects of Attack

An Agenda for
Alliances and Action

The Housing Crisis:An Historic Accord

The Start of a Solution

The Politics of Immigration

Approaches for Ministerial Intervention

Canada's Courage

A Statement of the Spirit of the Nation

Israel Myths & Facts

A Checklist for Media Accuracy

The Soldiers of Israel: The Frontline Defenders of the West

Redemptive Acts of Courage and Conscience

Financement et Flexibilité

La Gouvernement du Canada et les Programmes Destinés aux Organismes Communautaires, Culturels et Sociaux

 

If This is a Free Society Why Are We Hounding Juliet O'Neill
Lawrence Martin
Jihadists Don't Care About Logic
George Jonas
How to Win a War: The Ethiopian Example
Jack Kelly
Ontario's Whiff of Totalitarianism
Robert Fulford
A Determined Harper Flexes His Foreign Affairs Muscles
Barbara Yaffe
What next? Anti-harassment training in the crib?
Ian A. Hunter
Be Careful What You Wish For
John O'Sullivan
Israel Will Do Whatever It Takes
Douglas Davis
Leadership at Last
John C. Crosbie
Human Rights Carry a Price for Canada
Lorne Gunter
Don't Share a Table With the Taliban
Lauryn Oates
Dealing Decisively With the enemy
Frank Gaffney,Jr.
War? What war?
Andrew C. McCarthy
What the Crime Stats Don't Tell You
Dan Gardner
Canada and Kandahar
Beryl P. Wajsman
The Stuff of Leadership
Beryl P. Wajsman
The Secret Mulroney Tapes: A Quick Job for a Quick Buck
John C. Crosbie
A Victory for Multiculturalism over Common Sense
Mark Steyn
Bravo M. Bush!
Jacques Brassard
Europe-Thy Name is Cowardice
Mathias Daepfner
The Price of Justice
Me. Julius Grey
Don't Let Deals Devour Democracy
Thomas S. Axworthy
A Country Going To Pieces
Michael Bliss
Robbery, Québec Style
Prof.Pierre Lemieux
"It's about Barbarism and Civilization"
The Brigitte Gabriel Lecture at Duke University

Le Coran plutôt que la Charte des droits?
Élaine Audet
"Unions = Justice"
Janet Bagnall
The Delusions and Denials of the Left: A Study in Contradiction and Incoherence
Janet Daley
Radical Relativism and the War in Iraq
Elizabeth Nickson
Crise Irakienne: Ces Pacifistes Contre la Paix
Prof.Jean-Charles Chebat
Chaire de commerce Omer DeSerres- HEC Montréal
Vice-président de l'Académie des Sciences du Canada
Sen.Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Mind of One Piece, A Man for our Time
Beryl P. Wajsmann
UN Lets Tinpot Dictators Rule The World
Janet Daley
Signature of a Society:Jack,Paul,Sheila and the Wajsman Manifesto
Jim Duff
Le fascisme de gauche à l'UQAM et ailleurs
Prof.Stephen Schecter
"The legislature can't reform it, the lawmakers won't repeal it and I won't stand for it.":The Commutation of Death Penalties In Illinois-The Complete Text
Gov.George H. Ryan
The Death Penalty:A Continuing Blight on the Rights of Man
Washington Post Editorial
Bishops Can't Bring Peace on Earth:Religious Leaders Have No Monopoly On Good
Mary Riddell
La nouvelle panoplie du terrorisme:Une analyse
Jacques Isnard
Orwellian Prophecy and Our Time:The Compromise of Human Spirit and the Enforcement of Conformity
Prof.Julius Grey
War is the Only Option:We Must Stop Saddam's Killing Machine
Elie Wiesel
La présomption d'innocence:La police et les conférences de presse
Yves Boisvert
A Who's Who at Institute Conference
Linda Massarella
A Citizens Agenda of Better Banks--Not a Corporate Agenda of Bigger Banks
Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition
The Crime of Punishment: Why the Innocent Confess
Michael Kinsley
Outrepassons les partis politiques:Besoin collectif d'un but
Jean David
A Brutal Loss of Innocence: The Trauma of Terror
Andrew Mills
Un nationalisme déplorable:Le rapport Romanow--le champ de bataille
Me.Julius Grey

 


America's Moralpolitik

George Jonas

Civil Liberties are Timeless

Lorne Gunter

The Education of Robert Kennedy

David Brooks

Conrad Black Is Innocent

Ian A. Hunter

Time for a Fair Deal for Low-income Canadians

David Pecaut and Susan Pigott

Our World: The Longest-Running Big Lie

Caroline Glick

Feasting on Pessimism

George Jonas

The Hopeful Lies We Tell Ourselves

Robert Fulford

Statism Isn't Liberalism

George Jonas

Oriana Fallaci
A Life Well Lived

Appreciations from George Jonas, Daniel Pipes and
Robert Spencer

A Letter of Apology

Lt.Gen.(ret.)Charles Pitman,USMC

Why Canada Needs a Submarine Fleet

Richard H. Gimblett,CD,Ph.D.

Canada in the World: The Restoration of our National Pride and Purpose

Beryl P. Wajsman

Faits Saillants Historiques sur le Conflit du Proche Orient

Institut des Affaires Publiques

Recent Israeli Economic, Technological & Medical Quick Facts

Institute for Public Affairs

A Conversation with James Woolsey: Reflections from the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

James Duff

Vers la "Prosperité Durable": La Necessité de Conscience

l'Hon. Pierre S. Pettigrew

Jobless and Hopeless: The Real Story Behind the Unemployment Rate

Monica Davey with David Leonhardt

The Pulp Fiction of the Peaceniks:Three Myths Ripe for Debunking

Michael Gove

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Dean of the Senate, Conscience of the Nation

Adam Clymer

Luc Ferry: Une Condemnation de la Banalisation des Injures Racistes, Antisémites, et Antisionistes

Le Monde

Time to Walk the Walk: Canada's Faith in Multilateralism Must be Defended---By Force if Necessary

Prof.Michael Ignatieff

Montreal Professor Subjected to Anti-Semitism on Campus

Mike Cohen

"Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism"

Rev.Martin Luther King, Jr.

Luck and the Death Penalty

Arthur Miller

Jack Jones:The Last Trade Union Hero-The Plight of the Poor and the Luck of the Middle Classes

Andrew Gimson

Institute for Public Affairs:

A Pledge of Principles

La Crise des Urgences:

Document présenté au Ministre de la Santé et des Services Sociaux par l'Association des medecins Specialistes en medecines d'Urgence(ASMUQ),Le Regroupement des Medecins D'Urgence du Quebec(ReMUQ)et l'Association de medecins d'urgence du Quebec (AMUQ)

Papiers du Prof. Annette Paquot

1.Peur de la vérité?
2.Réaffirmer notre solidarité avec le peuple Juif et l'État d'Israël
3.Message au Recteur de l'Université du Québec à Montréal
4.Message au Président du Conseil d`àdministration de l`Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)
5.Réaction à l'attentat terroriste à l'Université hébraïque de Jérusalem



Justice, Justice Shalt Thou Pursue: The Philosopher of Rational Liberalism

The Rigorous Compassion of John Rawls

Mid-East Backgrounder #11

1.Galloping Anti-Semitism, Washington Post Editorial
2.Israel in the Cross Hairs, Douglas Davis, The Spectator
3.The Osirak Option, Nicholas D. Kristof,The New York Times
4.Moral Jutsification for Going To War, Bishop Pierre W. Whalon,International Herald Tribune
Institute Staff Compilation


Imperatives of Assault: The Doctrinal Case in International Law for Armed Reprisals on Iraq

Institute Executive Report

The Art of War: An Illustrated Version Compiled by the Staff of the Institute

Sun Tzu

 

Labour
AFL-CIO
Canadian Committee on Labour History
Canadian Labour Congress
Canadian Social Progress
European Trade Union Institute
Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec
Histadrut
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
International Institute of Social History
International Labour Organization
Le Fonds de solidarité FTQ
National Committee for Labor Israel
Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
Walter P. Ruether Library

Justice
Access to Justice Network
American Civil Liberties Union
Amnesty International
Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted
Canadian Banking Ombudsman
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Canadian Taxpayers Federation
Center for Wrongful Convictions:Northwestern Law School
Charte des droits et libertés de la personne du Québec
Freedom From Want:The Four Freedoms Program
Freedom of Information Coalition
Human Rights Appeal of the Liberal International:The Ottawa Declaration 1987
Human Rights Watch
International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights
International Covenant on Ecomomic, Social & Cultural Rights
John Howard Society of Canada
L'aide juridique du Québec
Le Protecteur du Citoyen
Legal Aid:Access to Justice
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Southern Poverty Law Center
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Economic & Social Policy
Association des CLSC et des CHSLD du Québec
C.D.Howe Institute
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Canadian Association of Retired Persons
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition:Bank Accountability
Canadian Health Coalition
Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation
Centre for Social Justice:Advocacy for the Poor
Coalition des Aînées et Aînés du Québec
Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice
Community Action on Poverty
CorpWatch:Holding Corporations Accountable
Drug Reform Co-ordinating Network
Economic Policy Institute
Ethics and Public Policy Center
Institute for Research on Public Policy
Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel
National Anti-Poverty Organization
Russell Sage Foundation
Schneider Institute for Health Policy
Seniors Advocacy
Seniors Policies and Programs Database
Social Science Research Council

Foreign & Military Affairs
Belfer Center for International Affairs
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Center for Applied Studies in International Negotiations
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Central Intelligence Agency
Council on Foreign Relations
International Institute for Strategic Studies
Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies
Jane's Intelligence Review
National Security Agency
Nuremberg Principles
Royal Institute of International Affairs
Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
United Nations Watch
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Think Tanks
Brookings Institution
Center for National Policy
Hudson Institute
National Policy Association
Rand Institute


The Agenda

"The condition upon which man hath
received liberty is eternal vigilance;
which condition if he break, servitude
is at once the consequence of his crime
and the punishment of his guilt."

~ John Philpot Curran,
Dublin 1800

"A fig for those by law protected!
Liberty's a glorious feast!
Courts for cowards were erected,
Churches built to please the priest."

~ Robert Burns

THE MÉTROPOLITAIN - Unconventional Wisdom
Montreal's bilingual journal of
reflection, opinion and the arts


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News, Views and Special Events

17 February 2013


www.themetropolitain.ca
www.facebook.com/MontrealMet
www.facebook.com/BerylWajsman
on twitter @berywajsman



Launching The Métropolitain

Québec`s first bilingual newspaper since 1842



Speaking to staff and supporters at launch party for
"The Métropolitain" at Chez Alexandre et fils on Peel St .



Met mural in the offices of the paper

www.themetropolitain.ca

"The Last Angry Man"

For archives of all shows please go to one of the following links:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=474&z=11
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=548&z=11


"Barricades"
The journal of the Institute



All Barricades issues and articles are now online at:

www.barricades.ca





Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service




Speaking at ANTI-BILL 14 Protest at Marois' office
CTV's full video
17 February 2013





http://www.iapm.ca/media/rally20130217.wmv



Contre le projet de Loi 14
Sur RDI avec Brigitte Bougie
17 February 2013





http://www.iapm.ca/media/rdi20130217.wmv



CBC Interview on Anti-Bill 14 Rally
"One law too far" 
17 February 2013





http://www.iapm.ca/media/rally20130217_01.wmv



Advocating for ANTI-BILL 14 Protest
13 February 2013



For full story click on link below
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=608&z=22



CRITIQ
25 January 2013



A new anglo voice?

by Richard Deschamps rdeschamps@astral.com 

 

A new group currently gathering momentum is looking to act as an
umbrella group to speak for federalist anglophones in Quebec.

 

The group, called Canadian Rights in Quebec -- CRITIQ for short --
has a similar mission to groups like Alliance Quebec; to promote linguistic
equality and combat language discrimination.

 

And it was created, in part, to counter the possibility of tougher language
laws coming from the recently-installed PQ government.

 

"They've been in the formation stages ever since the PQ got elected," says
Mike Cohen,the Cote St. Luc city councillor who sat in on one of their
meetings. "And I think it's comforting for the English community to know that
there's a group like this that's establishing itself."

Businessman Gary Shapiro is spearheading the movement, and among some
of the other notables involved include former politicians Robert Libman and
Gerry Weiner, Suburban editor Beryl Wajsman and political
columnist Barbara Kay.

For a fuller report on CRITIQ including The Suburban profile please go to:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=607&z=22

 

On Sun News with Brian Dunstan
on Justin Trudeau and the Islamic Conference
24 December 2012








http://www.iapm.ca/media/sunnews20121224.wmv







En débat avec Mario Beaulieu (SSJB)
sur l'émission Denis Levesque
7 Septembre 2012





http://www.iapm.ca/media/lcn20120907_01.wmv

http://www.iapm.ca/media/lcn20120907_02.wmv




Institute advocacy results in major Revenue Quebec reforms
Journal de Montréal:
Revenu Québec renonce aux cotisations «choc»
*****
Finance Minister and Director-General act after abuses brought to light
23 August 2012

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For full story and details from The Métropolitain and
Le Journal de Montréal please go to following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=605&z=22





Keynote Address to McGill model UN Conference
Sheraton Centre Montreal
26 Jan. 2012





Video excerpt from keynote remarks to 1500
participants at McGill model UN conference.

Third largest in North America
after Harvard and Penn State.

http://www.iapm.ca/media/mcmun_2012.wmv

Full speech video at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK1cNWy7KRI



Advocacy, anger and activism
The many facets of Beryl Wajsman
by Sarah Feldman



http://issuu.com/mcmun/docs/mcmun_finale_final_digital1_1_




On CTV's "National Affairs"
For an end to the big lies in Quebec's culture wars

5 January 2012




http://www.iapm.ca/media/ctv20120105.wmv



Avec Mario Dumont
Les Québecois anglophones font-ils assez
d'efforts pour matriser le Français?

6 Dec. 2011



http://www.iapm.ca/media/Dumont20111206.wmv



Testifying against The Payette Plan
Assurance obtained from Minister
protecting non-francophone media

14 Nov. 2011




For full report please go to following link on this site:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=600&z=22




On CTV's National Affairs with Tasha Kheiriddin
and Rudyard Griffiths

Cautioning on the Quebec construction inquiry

18 Oct. 2011



http://www.iapm.ca/media/ctv20111018.wmv

With Bikel

May 2011

Please see the story at the following link

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=594&z=8



Table de l'Espoir 2011
Avec Richard Martineau






Canadian Association of Journalists

April 2011

Elected vice-president for public affairs


Taking Back The Streets!

Oct.2010 - Feb.2011

With Eric Duhaime, Daniel Lapres, David Ouellette and
Sharon Freedman organized the citizens coalition that
stopped the Amir Khadir led PAJU attempted boycott of the
Le Marcheur store on St. Denis St. because it sold Israeli
products. In picture above left the critical day when MPs
Marc Garneau, Marlene Jennings and MNAs Lawrence
Bergman and Francois Bonnardel stood with us. Ouellette
is to my right and Duhaime to my left. Anti-boycott
demos were held every Saturday for five months.

For full stories please see:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=595&z=22

With Paul Gérin-Lajoie

June 2010

After joining the advisory council of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie
Foundation helped the organizing committee for the gala
celebrating his 90th birthday.

For full story see "Résister aux comparisons" at
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=593&z=22e

13,000 Montrealers salute Israel
Hosting the Israel Independence Day Rally

April 20, 2010

« Bienvenue, amis de la liberté »
« Chag ha’atzmaut sameyach »

“I want to welcome everyone to this celebration of joy!
Welcome to this celebration of the free! What we celebrate
today are not the particularities of race and creed, but the
universality of liberty. And the survival and success of the
frontline member of the family of free nations in the face of
constant existential threat.
 
“I want to address a few particular words to the young people
here. No, I am not going to tell you that you are the guarantors
of tomorrow. You already know that. I am here to tell you that
you are the surety of today! And you are not alone. In Quebec
today there are varieties of opinion on all manner of issues.
They are expressed with passion in the free battleground of
ideas. And that is a good thing. Many of these opinions we
don’t like. Some of you have faced many taunts of nullification
and interposition expressed with inappropriate ferocity. But
you responded as democrats, with reason and engagement.
You need to know you are not alone.
 
“Comme Jacques Brassard, l’ex Ministre de transport du
Quebec dans les gouvernements de Bernard Landry et Lucien
Bouchard a écrit, « Le combat d’Israël pour sa survie, c’est
aussi notre combat! C'est le combat de l'Occident tout entier!
Israel ne doit pas se laisser distraire de ses objectifs par la
chorale des pleureuses de gauche et des ennemis de
l'Occident. La reussite d'Israël se doit d'être sans equivoque!”
 
“That is the message I want all of you to take back from here
today. And draw courage from it!”

For a full report on the rally please go to the following link on
this site:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=591&z=22

Special Interview

March 7, 2010

On Language


by BEN ZIMMER

The interplay of English optics and French optique on
Canada’s political scene has long fascinated Beryl Wajsman,
president of the Montreal-based Institute for Public Affairs and
editor of The Suburban, Quebec’s largest English-language
weekly. “The ‘optique,’ as it is called in very politically savvy
Quebec, is everything,” he wrote in a 2007 column for
Canada Free Press. Wajsman told me that optics and optique may
have first commingled in Montreal around the time of the 1980
referendum on Quebec’s sovereignty. Independence for the
province was voted down, with the “No” side bolstered by a
stirring speech from Pierre Trudeau at Montreal’s Paul Sauvé
Arena just days before the referendum. Trudeau’s bold
intervention, Wajsman recalls, created some powerful optics.

For the complete text of this New York Times article
please go to the following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=585&z=12

Montréal Municipale 2009

With Mayor Tremblay and his wife on election night

A new agenda for Montreal

http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/648

En débat avec Gilles Proulx sur "Dumont 360"

http://vtele.ca/emissions/dumont360/archives/2009/09/498/1803.php
http://vtele.ca/emissions/dumont360/archives/2009/09/498/1804.php

Animateur pour "Sexy béton"
Théatre Porte-Parole

http://www.iapm.ca/media/sexybeton.wmv

Certificates or recognition from MPs
Marc Garneau and Marlene Jennings

Moderating Cotler Town Hall on
fighting anti-semitism

June 22 2009

National newspaper award for anti-rascism editorial
28 May 2009

1st Anniversary issue of The Metropolitain
May Day 2009

To see the entire issue please lick on the link below

http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/issue/44

Liberal Convention
Vancouver 2009

With Brigitte Garceau and her winning "Team Garceau" in her
successful bid for the vice-presidency of the Liberal Party of Canada

With l'Hon. Martin Cauchon, social activist Chris Karidigionnis and
former Ministerial Chief of Staff Anne-Marie Laurendeau

With citizens coalition demanding municipal change
April 8, 2009

Press conference of citizens coalition. L-r, Le Mas des Oliviers'
owner Jacques Muller, Yvon Créton, Alexandre et fils owner
Alain Créton, BPW, and Sharon Freedman,co-organizer of the
25,000 signature anti-parking meter petition.
The conference denounced city policies and unveiled the
PetitionParcometre.com website.

Full story at:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=578&z=22

Wajsman for Mayor?

See reactions at:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=579&z=22

The suburban and Editor win Canadian and Quebec awards
27 March 2009

Full story at following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=577&z=22

With Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler and Palestine
Human Rights Monitoring Group founder and
director Bassam Eid

Causing a stir
27 February 2009

Alfred Apps says Wajsman has played a consultative role
behind certain Liberal policies–for which Apps makes no
apologies. “I think there’s an effort here on the
part of the Tories to slam people with guilt by association. Beryl is one
of the militants that is helping with the party, and his help
is welcomed.” The presumptive next Liberal President–he is
currently running unopposed–suggests the so-called
“banned list” on which Wajsman appeared was less about
meted out justice than it was a vestige of the old, bitter feud
between Paul Martin and Jean Chrétien. “That list was
created before the Gomery Commission had made any of its
findings,” Apps said.

Montreal lawyer Julius Grey told Maclean's, “There is no
evidence that Beryl is anything but honest. There is only so
much a citizen can take of having mud thrown at him.”

~ Macleans, 27 February 2009

For full stories and reactions please go to following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=571&z=22

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Legacy Award Ceremony
16 January 2009

(l-r) Rev. Darryl G. Gray, BPW, Quebec Minister of Immigration
and Cultural Communities Yolande James,
Mayor Gerald Tremblay

with Father John Walsh and City Councillor Mary Deros

with community activists led by
Gemma Raeburn-Baynes at right

To read Rev. Gray's comments please click on
the link below:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=569&z=22


On Gaza
with CTV's Tarah Schwartz
11 January 2009

“No nation can sit idly by while over 8000 rockets over
six years are hurled at it. Even Egypt closed its borders
to the Gazan regime. Many speak of Hamas as the
duly elected government of Gaza. Yet they conveniently
forget that Hamas only got elected because it killed or
drove out most of their Fatah opponents prior to the vote.
It was an election as Stalinist as any.”

Tarah Schwartz, Beryl Wajsman, Laith Marouf

Click on the following link to see the interview and debate

http://www.iapm.ca/media/cfcf1220090111.wmv

With Ignatieff
Ottawa
10 December  2008

"Cassandra's Lilacs"
Theatre St-Denis
2 October 2008

The Garceau Foundation and the Institute present
the "Gentle the Condition" benefit consert

Foundation founder and president Brigitte Garceau

Beryl Wajsman and Dennis Trudeau

Director Brian Morel, Brigitte Garceau,
Beryl Wajsman

For a full report on this vey special event please go to
the following link on this site:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=568&z=22

To view the videos of the concert in four parts
please click on the links below

Ranee Lee and her band performing



http://www.iapm.ca/media/lilacspart1.wmv
 
http://www.iapm.ca/media/lilacspart2.wmv
 
http://www.iapm.ca/media/lilacspart3.wmv
 
http://www.iapm.ca/media/lilacspart4.wmv

Ottawa "Human Dignity Rally"
7 August 2008

For full report on the rally and more pictures
go to the following link on this site:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=565&z=22

Speaking at Parliamentary press gallery prior ro rally
with (l-r) Mount Royal MP and former Justice Minister
Irwin Cotler, international human rights activist
Nazanin Afshin-Jam and former Secretary of State
for Asia/Pacific David Kilgour

BW speech at rally can be viewed at the following link:
http://www.iapm.ca/media/human_dignity_rally.wmv

On Terrorists, Canada and Montreal

BPW, CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergin,
and "American Jihad" author Steven Emerson

http://www.iapm.ca/media/paulazahn11072006.wmv

Solutions for Sudan

Interview with  Marci Ian on Canada AM discussing the Darfur genocide

http://www.iapm.ca/media/canadaam29102007.wmv

“To save a single life…”
The Saul Itzhayek Affair

Vigil at Itzhayek home with community
religious leaders and attorney Julius Grey

At inter-faith demonstration at Rev. Darryl Gray's church

In studio with Saul and Sylvia Itzhayek,
former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler
and Cotler's executive assistant Howard Liebman
 
Please see "Itzhayek home!" at

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=554&z=22

"Answered Prayers"
Gentling the condition

BPW with (l-r) attorney and community activist Brigitte Garceau,
journalist P.A. Sévigny
and the City of Montreal`s Réal Normandeau
at meeting to help the Maison du Partage d`Youville
food bank and community kitchen

Please see story at following link:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=557&z=22


See full report on frontline social service groups at:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=558&z=22

Darfur: The Montreal Conference


BPW opening Conference. Left to right the Hon. David Kilgour,
Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Lewis W. MacKenzie, Southern Christian
Leadership Conference President Dr. Charles Steele, Jr.

For the complete text please go to the following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=551&z=22

Letter of congratulations from the Hon. Jason Kenney

A Special Visitor

With former Secretary of State Kissinger at the
Conference de Montreal

 At Israel Independance Rally

D'arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman, Public Security Minister
Stockwell Day and BPW

Interviewing Stéphane Dion

The New Suburban

www.thesuburban.com

The Politics of Justice

For the complete text please go to the following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=550&z=22

New Challenge

www.thesuburban.com

See announcement in full at the following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=549&z=22

Battling Hunger
Institute`s Citizen-based solutions


Elizabeth Nickson

Behind the scrim of the noisy war on terrorism, the United States
launched, in October, the largest domestic-policy initiative
of the past 40 years. With US$65-billion potentially at stake,
in the quick flourish of an executive order, faith-based charity
became the biggest social experiment in history. Lucky
for us, the Americans do all the dirty work. Canadians must
watch their progress with enormous interest. As the
Canadian Association of Food Banks makes clear, food-bank
use in Canada reaches 778,000 people a month and has
doubled since 1989. That's more than the entire population
of New Brunswick, points out a press release from
the organization, which appears to document its statistics
meticulously. The solution? "A comprehensive policy
to realize food security for all citizens," says the group.
Anyone else smelling a Charter challenge? Noble
as that would be, people are starving, and cannot wait for
the "right to food" to be written into the Constitution.
As Amy Sherman of the Hudson Institute says: "Kids
are dying on the streets, single moms are making $6
an hour. All hands on deck."

So a few Montrealers have taken matters into their own very
competent hands. A group of corporations and unions, at
the instigation of The Institute for Public Affairs, under the
stewardship of the magnetic Beryl P. Wajsman, have made
a commitment, in perpetuity, to feed as many as
half-a-million hungry Quebecers. This is Quebec civil
society in action. Working together, without a penny
from government to solve an immediate problem. According
to Wajsman, Charles Seiden, the executive director of
the Canadian Association of Food Banks "puts the
number of Canadians suffering through, as he calls it,
'food insecurity,' at three to four million." Not a pretty number
, especially when you consider the billions that Ottawa's
bloated bureaucracy flushes down the toilet on vanity projects.
Wajsman and his partners are planning to extend
their Quebec initiative across Canada.
What Beryl Wajsman and his fellows are doing seems to be the
Canadian version of a faith-based initiative. We must
hope that he succeeds -- and that more citizens take back the
fundamental responsibility for care of the
poor from a government that has failed.

On Social Justice
The Issue No One Is Talking About

The most unpleasant sound to a politician is silence. Just ask Ed Broadbent. The former leader of the New Democratic Party left Parliament in 1989 to pursue a career as a teacher and lecturer. But as he traveled the country talking up his favorite theme—the lingering “national disgrace” of child poverty—Broadbent was shocked by the degree of apathy. “No one paid attention,” he says.
 
It was Broadbent who pricked the nation’s conscience 15 years ago by reminding citizens that thousands of Canadian youngsters went hungry every night. The message struck a chord with a population that had prided itself on being a global model of fairness. In 1989, a year after the N.D.P. won 43 seats in its best-ever federal showing, Broadbent leveraged the party’s clout in what was then a Tory-minority government to secure a resolution pledging to “eliminate” child poverty by 2000. At the time an estimated 1 in 6 Canadian children lived below the poverty line. Not only did the pledge go unfulfilled, but things have got worse. The number of people earning less than $11,000 a year grew during the 1990s by 34%. About a million Canadians under the age of 18 are in dire need, according to Campaign 2000, a national antipoverty group.

 
And so the problem festers. True, much of the economic news is good: employment is at an “all-time high,” Bank of Canada economist Stéfane Marion told the Globe and Mail last week, adding, “We believe the economy could actually return to its production potential before the end of 2005.” But too many Canadians aren’t keeping up. According to Beryl Wajsman, president of Montreal’s Institute for Public Affairs, a third of the nation’s work force has less than two weeks’ salary in the bank. Canada, Wajsman says, has only a “thin veneer of affluence.”
 
Why aren’t we talking about this? Here’s one reason. While political leaders are scrambling to outbid one another with plans for spending the nearly $3 billion surplus stored up over a tough decade of budget cuts, few seem willing to risk appealing to the better angels of our nature. In 1968 Pierre Trudeau won Canada’s heart by promising a “just society.” The fear mongering that has come to dominate the campaign—the Liberals began airing TV spots last week implying that Canadians were at risk from guns, pro-lifers and foreign wars—suggests that party tacticians believe today’s voters are interested only in getting through the night safely. Wajsman doesn’t buy it. “They’re not giving the electorate enough due,” he says. “Social justice is the bread-and-butter issue of our time, but it takes political courage to bring this up.”

Fighting Censor

Thursday, May 17, 2007

BPW on the dangers of press councils
and self-censorship

To read the article in full please go to the following link:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=547&z=22

A Tale of Two Nazanins
A Victory for Valor


Saturday, February 03, 2007

 

To the editors
Re: "A Credit to Her Crown"

The Post is to be commended for highlighting Vancouver's Nazanin Afshin- Jam's successful campaign to free Nazanin Fatehi from Tehran's infamous Evin prison. Ms. Fatehi languished in prison for two years after being sentenced to death for stabbing a man who was trying to rape her. Since there were not four male witnesses to the attempted rape, as required by Shariah law, Ms. Fatehi was convicted of premeditated murder. Her case drew some media attention, but it was not until Ms. Afshin-Jam -- 2003 Miss World Canada -- took the lead that the world really took notice. The decision by Iran's judiciary to reverse itself is almost unprecedented.
At a recent Public Affairs of Montreal conference on "Questions of Values: Ways of Response to the Islamist Challenge," Ms. Afshin-Jam used Ms. Fatehi's story as a case study, illustrating the embedded discrimination that exists under Shariah Law. In this age of universal deceit, when as George Orwell wrote, "merely speaking the truth is a revolutionary act," Ms. Afshin-Jam's actions are truly a passionate profile in courage. Many in Canada like to argue that we are a "reasonable" society, not a passionate one. Yet the two are not mutually exclusive.

Passion is not the opponent of reason. Fear is. And lives fuelled by fear are not very much at all.

Beryl P. Wajsman, president, Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal


Nazanin Afshin-Jam (l.) at Amnesty International's World Day Against
the Death Penalty in Berlin demonstrating for Nazanin Fatehi

As many of you know we have focused much attention on air, and given moral and material support from the Institute, to the singularly heroic work of human rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam in her efforts to free 18-year old Nazanin Fatehi from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison where she has languished for two years after being sentenced to death for stabbing the man who was trying to rape her. Fatehi’s case had drawn some world attention, but it was not until Afshin-Jam, who had already engaged in humanitarian work from Africa to Asia, put her life on hold to lead an international effort to save the life of this young girl facing the hangman’s noose because of Sharia law that the world sat up and took notice.

For more on this story please go to the following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=508&z=22

Nazanin Afshin-Jam speaking at a recent Institute conference
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=499&z=22


www.theconservativevoice.com

NEWS & COMMENTARY

By Beryl Wajsman
A Canadian Profile in Courage
February 03, 2007

“Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from thousands of different centres of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

~ Robert F. Kennedy

Many make the mistake that because we, as a society, strive for reason, that we must therefore abdicate passion. Yet passion is not the opponent of reason. Fear is. And a life fuelled by fear is not very much at all. Nazanin Afshin-Jam did not forget passion and did not submit to fear. In her single-minded pursuit of justice for Nazanin Fatehi she has served as an example for all Canadians making us realize that we are at our best when we transcend our narrow narcissisms and become involved in mankind’s transcendent yearnings for redemptive change.

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=508&z=22

INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF MONTREAL
INSTITUT DES AFFAIRES PUBLIQUES DE MONTRÉAL

10th Institute Policy Conference
“Questions of Values: Ways of Response to the Islamist Challenge “
October 25th, 2006
Delta Centre-Ville Hotel

THE FULL VIDEO OF THE CONFERENCE AND ALL
SPEAKERS’ PRESENTATIONS AS WELL AS PRESS COVERAGE,
RADIO INTERVIEWS AND PICTURES ARE NOW
AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK ON THIS WEBSITE:

HTTP://WWW.IAPM.CA/NEWSMANAGER/ANMVIEWER.ASP?A=499&Z=22


From l-r: BPW, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Brigitte Gabriel,
Dr. Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish, Germain Belzile


 

CHQR'S "THE WORLD TONIGHT"
WITH ROB BREAKENRIDGE
The urgency of individual resolve
BPW’s reflections from the Conference


http://www.iapm.ca/media/chqr20061026.mp3

NAZANIN AFSHIN-JAM EN DIRECT SUR RDI

http://www.iapm.ca/media/nazaninrdi.wmv 


Wednsday, November 1, 2006


Thursday, October26, 2006

3rd Institute Policy Conference

Security and Trade in the post-Iraq Era:

"Doing Business in a Dangerous World---Redressing the Balance in U.S.Canadian Relations"


 Beryl Wajsman, The Hon.Perrin Beatty, Thomas d'Aquino, R.James Woolsey, John F. Angus, Michael F. Gallagher

We are pleased to report that the Institute's 3rd Policy Conference , held May 29th at the Club St.Denis, was a resounding success. We have already had positive reactions from circles in Ottawa and in Washington. Jim Duff's report on it, posted in our Initiatives section, may be viewed at:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=287&z=22

We would also urge you to look at
"A Conversation with James Woolsey:
Reflections from the former Director of
the Central Intelligence Agency" posted to our Insight section
at the following location:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=288&z=12

Dale L. Watson, Raymonde Folco, M.P., Stockwell Day, M.P.,
Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Charles H. Belzile, Patrick Gagnon

A Sampling of Participants Comments:

"Jim Woolsey and Dale Watson were genuinely impressed and honored by the professionalism and treatment. They are already talking about how soon they can come back to Canada."-Gerald Chipeur,Esq., Chipeur Advocates, Calgary

"Gen. Belzile and I thoroughly enjoyed the Conference. It was professionally run with an excellent group of speakers. The networking was of excellent value."-Col.(ret.)Alain Pellerin, Executive Director, Canadian Defence Associations, Ottawa

"Thank you for a most stimulating Conference."-David Bensoussan, Communautés Sepharade du Québec, Montréal

"I was thoroughly riveted by the presentations...it was a rare opportunity. A Tour de Force!"-Marie Bourbonniere, Raymond Chabot

"I really enjoyed this Conference. Keep on with the good work in building Canada's future."- Me.Stephane Hébert, IRB

Please view BPW's Conference opening address entitled "A Matter of Honor" at the following link:

http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=277&z=22

“It was a who’s who” at the
Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal
Security & Trade Conference

LINDA MASSARELLA
Sunday, June 1, 2003

Beryl Wajsman, president of the influential Institut des Affaires Publiques de Montreal, has just wrapped up the Institute’s 3rd Policy Conference. Entitled “Doing Business in a Dangerous World: Security & Trade in the Post Iraq Era” brought together major politicians, military and security officials and leading CEO’s.
It was a who's who of intrigue at the by-invitation-only Conference held at the Club St. Denis. Former CIA head honcho James Woolsey was the keynote speaker and spent some time at a breakfast meeting with some high-powered Institute board members and Wajsman’s special invited guests.
Retired General Charles Belzile was there, as were businessmen, lawmakers and intelligence experts The Hon. Perrin Beatty, Thomas d'Aquino, President & CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Dale L. Watson, former Director of Counter-Terrorism for the FBI, Raymonde Folco, M.P., Michael F. Gallagher, Minister-Counsellor at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa , John F. Angus, President of the Stonehenge Corporation and board member of UBS (Canada) and Patrick Gagnon, former M.P. and current President of Protocol Strategies
But it was Canadian Alliance MP Stockwell Day who made everyone laugh when he joked to Woolsey he'd love to be an undercover diplomat for the U.S. intelligence agency: "I'd love to tell people my last name is Bond, only trouble is I'd have to say, 'Hello, I'm Stock Bond.' "

4th Institute Policy Conference

Québec and Israel:

"A Challenge to the Content of our Character and the Courage of our Conscience"


Israeli Foreign Ministry North American Director Aharon Yaar,
Ronald Denom (SNC), Nino Colavecchio (Canadian Italian Congress)

The Institute has just concluded it's first Quebec-Israel Conference on Civil Society held July 7th at the Club St-Denis in Montréal. This historic encounter was the first time that leaders of every sector of Quebec met with representatives of the Government of Israel on a broad-based summit agenda. Political, economic and cultural relations were covered by an important and compelling assembly of leaders. Four Israeli officials, including Aharon Yaar, Director of the North American Division of the Foreign Ministry of Israel and newly appointed Montreal Consul-General Marc Attali attended. We are proud that all sectors of Quebec were represented including business, labor, government, cultural groups, media and academe. Among the notable guests were Henri Massé, President of the FTQ, Guy Bouthillier of the Société St-Jean Baptiste, André Pratte of La Presse, Francis Bellido, President of the Société Generale de Finance (Santé), Nino Colavecchio, President of the Congress of Italo-Canadians, Jean E. Fortier, President of the Conseil des Relations internationales de Montréal, Danielle Laberge, Vice-Rector of UQAM and Ronald Denom, Senior Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin International. Other participants from the business community included Myriam Truchon, Director of Public Affairs and Environment of Hydro-Québec, Edith Ducharme of CDP Capital and Alain Bonneau of Montreal International.


Guy Bouthillier (SSJB), Alain Bonneau (Mtl.Intl.), André Pratte (La Presse),
Francis Bellido (SGF), Henri Massé (FTQ), BPW

When we we were asked to organize this conference we were quite pleased to accept because for us at the Institute, the support of Israel, without implying a blanket endorsement of all its policies, represents the support of a democracy and that is as much a part of the progressive agenda as the other causes we have represented, defended and participated in such as the compensation fight for the Duplessis orphans with Jacques Hébert, the plight of refugees with Sœur Andrée Menard, the protection of the homeless with housing co-ops O.E.I.L. and ROMEL, and the opposition to bank mergers with the Community Coalition for Re-investment. The fight for social justice is global and we should never be so smug as to think is stops at our borders.


Francis Bellido, Consul-General Marc Attalli, Edward Brandone (FTQ),
Alain Bonneau, Édith Ducharme (CDP Capital)

Les liens entre le peuple juif, l’Israël et le Québec sont longs et profonds. C’est ici que Louis-Joseph Papineau aida à mener le combat qui permis l’émancipation totale des juifs en 1832, et ce huit ans avant l’Angleterre. C’est ici que des leaders syndicaux québécois appuyés par des syndicalistes d’origine italienne et juive ont créé à travers les années 30, 40 et 50 l’état qui peut se vanter d’avoir, avec l’Italie et l’Israël, le plus important pourcentage de travailleurs syndiqués de l’Occident. Les premiers remous intellectuels visant à bâtir une société distincte se sont inspirés de ce qui se faisait de mieux au monde en matière gouvernementale, c’est ainsi que le « Guide des patriotes » de Marcel Chaput proposait plusieurs les institutions israéliennes comme exemples pour le Québec. Finalement, nous pouvons pas oublier que 20% de la population d’Israël ont le francais comme langue maternelle.

Les modèles québécois et israéliens d’intervention de l’état pour la justice sociale sont par mis les plus inclusifs et compatissants au monde. L’Israël fait aujourd’hui face à beaucoup des mêmes problèmes économiques et défis syndicaux que le Québec a si bien géré depuis les trente dernières années. Le Québec a une expertise économique unique à partager, notamment la création du Fonds Solidarité. Parallèlement, l’Israël est devenu un modèle mondial parmi les nations plus petites pour ses succès dans la mise en place d’une infrastructure technologique sans pareil, et le Québec peut bénéficier de cette expertise pour l’expansion des secteurs de biotechnologie, de pharmaceutiques et d’aviation.

There is a need for heightened understanding between the two societies, and we already have indications that this first meeting is leading to exciting new initiatives of co-operation in the political, economic and cultural arenas.

We invite you to view the opening address of the Conference entitled
"Why Israel?" at:
http://www.iapm.ca/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=290&z=22


 
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laberge, Danielle"
To: "'Institute for Public Affairs'" <
bpwajsmann@iapm.ca>

Cher Beryl,

J'ai été ravie par notre rencontre de lundi au club St-Denis.
Un grand mercide m'avoir invitée. Je serai ravie de
poursuivre la collaboration avec l'Institut .
 
Danielle Laberge
Vice-Rectrice à l'enseignement, à la recherche et à la création
UQAM




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Reflections on accomodation

Kafka, Kanada and Khodorkovsky

The Ghosts of
Dorian Gray

The David Irving Prosecution

The Perils of Divisible Freedoms

Harper's Triumph at the Summit

Principle Trumps Pandering

Scorn a Deluded People

Multiculturalism,Political Correctness,Moral Equivalency and the Coming Collapse of this Northern Dominion

The Shapiro Affair

A Commissioner Worthy of Contempt or a Culture Beneath Contempt?

Why Harper Won

A Victory of Character over Connivance

Liberal Renewal: A Time to Propose Not Merely Oppose

Toward a Return to Radical Liberalism

Decision Canada

A Flock of Sheep or a Pride of Lions

Canada's Nixon

Paul Martin and the Death of Canadian Liberalism

Subversion of Consequence, Perversion of Justice

Mulroney,Chretien,Martin and the Theft of a Country

Ottawa's Illiberal Agenda

The Compromise of Individual Imperative

A Legacy of Stone

The Martin-Stronach Deal

State Rape

The Scandal of Public Intrusions into
Private Lives

Extreme Prejudice: State Rape and the Death of Due Process

Our Retreat From Reason

Without Restraint of Consequence

The Rev. Darryl Gray and Our Culture of Complicity

Vertu et prohibition
Virtue and Vice

De confiner la vertu de liens raisonnables
The Self-Abnegation of the New Prohibitionists

Fatal Delusions

Culture,Immigration and the Compromise of Canadian Consequence

Exclusiveness and Intolerance

Religious Sacraments and Secular Rights

State and Faith

To Guard Against the Low Limitation of Narrow Narcissims

The Kirpan Decision

The Supremes Fail Again

The Tsunami Absolution

Empathy To Human Fate,
Apathy Toward
Human Hate

To Move A Nation

A Reflection on Leadership

Promises to Keep

The Unbearable Lightness of our
National Political Elites

A Nation Defined

Perspectives On
The Charter

A More Perfect Dominion

Time for the Canadian Republic

On Civil Conservatism

The Restraint of Reason Over Illiberal License

Neither Indulgence of Excuse Nor Excess of License

The Urgency for an Engaged Citizenry

Saudi Chutzpah and Jihadi Jigs

No Threat to the Real "Lords of War"

UN Watch

A Lesson in Law for Louise

The United Nations

30 Years of
"Brutal Buffoonery"

Lebanon Shares Hezbollah's Guilt

Lebanese Officials are Complicit

The Temper of
Our Time

A World Turned
Upside Down

Wake Up Calls From A Dangerous Time Zone

The Inherent Appeasement of
Moral Equivalency

Terms of Engagement

To Be Unreasonable
But Right

Québec & Israel

Contre la doctrine du mépris

Canada's Shame

The Victory of Shrivelled Spirit and Hostile Heart

Canada's Shame II

The Jamal Akkal Affair and our Foreign Policy Hypocrisy

Assadourian
& Al-Sudais

A Conflict of
Canadian Interests

Canada's Foreign Policy Review

A Chance at
Redemptive Change

The Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal

A Pledge of Principles

"...And Justice For All...": The Case for Fiscal Equity and Equality

An End to "Them That Has, Keeps"

Corporate Governance and Accountability:

Combinations of Institutional Intimacies and Concentrations of Unnatural Profits

Globalization and the Rights of Man

Labor's New
Crown of Thorns

“Evidence of Innocence is Irrelevant": The Death Penalty and the Illinois Experiment

The Fallibility of
Human Judgment

The Criminal Justice System: The Crimes of Punishment

The Crying Need for Legal, Penal and Parole Reform

The Quebec Election

A Transition Not a Transformation

A Matter of Prejudice

Quebec Shouldn't Accomodate
Quebec Should Acculturate

The Second Fall of Quebec Inc.

Time for an Untranquil Revolution

To Withstand Comparisons

The Challenge to Boisclair's Sovereigntists

The Colavecchio Affair

Our Ongoing Ordeal
With Civility

Quebec's Call for Clarity

What the Federal Election Results from Quebec Mean for Canada

Time to Fight
Fire with Fire

An End to the Blackmail

Hamas

The Holocaust Day Election

An Orgy of Hate: The Disgrace of Prejudice

An Open Letter to the Ministers of Justice and Immigration of Canada

To Revive Our
Courage to Loathe

An End to the Paralysis
of the Rational

A View from Amman

Or How Not to
Read the Signs

Brit Academics
Boycott Israel

Brit Proctologists
Throw Party

Re-Grinding
Avnery's Axe

The Truth of Today's Middle East Realities

The Hariri Assassination

The United Nations Condemns Syria

The Hijacking of Legacy

Irrational Theocracy, Irresponsible Theology

After Arafat: Perils and Prospects in the
Middle East

The Strategic Realities of Asymmetrical Polarization

Les masques tombent

Les enlèvements des deux journalistes français

Islamic Iconography: One Faith, One State

The Inevitable Confrontation
with the West

Les lendemains de la guerre

Vers une démocratie ou un morcellement de l’Irak ?

American Democrat Not American Caesar

The Bush Doctrine as
Pax Liberta

The American Election

Why It's About the War Stupid!

Imperatives of Assault:Legitimacy as Precursor to Sovreignty

The Case for the Bush Doctrine on Iraq

Islam Absolu

Les Débordements du Fondamentalisme Islamique

Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction:National Security Archive Report

American and British intelligence reports on the existence and intended use by Iraq of its WMD program.

Mid-East Backgrounder:Breaking News

U.S.,Israeli,Turkish Agreements on Iraqi Crisis

The Acquisition of Weapons of Mass Destruction:

An Unclassified CIA Report

Operation Defensive Shield-The Legality of Armed Response

The Case for Israel in International Law

Un Ami d'Israël

Dix Declarations d'Amitiés

The Politics of a Guaranteed Income:

The Tragedy of Unfulfilled Promise

Health Care: The Test of our National Consensus

The Untouchable Universal

The Passion

The Eternal Vessel for the Teaching of Contempt

They Poisoned The Wells:The Old/New Anti-Semitism

Exclusiveness and Intolerance in the Post-9/11 World

The Hype of the Hypocrites:

The Reality of the
Political Man

Ten Days That Sear Our Souls

Wallenberg, King and Auschwitz

8 May 1945

A Personal Reflection on Memory and Witness

The Man Who Would Not Be Silenced

The Unapologetic Activism of Peter Bergson

Laurier-Dorion

Everybody Take A Valium

Election 2004: The Real Polls On The Ground

34 Key Ridings

2003 Québec Election Special:

Twenty-Two Ridings to Watch

Forge of Fire:Words That Changed The World

Reflections of Transcendant Yearning for Redemptive Change:A Multimedia Presentation

Justice Shalt Thou Pursue

The Institute's Response to a Time of Challenge

 


Misha Wajsman

A Constructive Anger

The Last Angry Man

BPW on the
New 940 Montreal (2008)

The Last Angry Man

BPW on the
New 940 Montreal (2007)

The Last Angry Man

BPW on the
New 940 Montreal (2006)

Brigitte Garceau

Community activism
Political action

Julius Grey

Individual consequence
Individual conscience

Gen. Lewis MacKenzie

Canada's Bold Voice

Nathalie Elgrably

Une nouvelle vision

Pamela Geller
Atlas Shrugs

The Real Deal on a
World at War

Canadian Hero
Robert J. Galbraith

Eyewitness to War

Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Profile in Courage

Toward A Culture of Conviction: A National Agenda of Character and Conscience

Forthcoming Book

Canadian McCarthyism No Holds Barred

BPW and the
Gomery Inquiry

The Fire This Time

Our Not So Gentle Land

A Question of Need

The Necessity of a Canadian Navy

Full Employment in a Free Society

The Challenge of
Our Times

The United Nations

The World's Sword of Damocles

Quebec and the Middle East: Alliances and Antagonisms

Israeli Relations as Framework of Reference

Financement et Flexibilité II

La Gouvernement du Québec et les Programmes Destinés aux Organismes Communautaires, Culturels et Sociaux

 

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RFK & PET: Our Beginnings in Advocacy
A Photo Gallery
A Statement of Purpose
Why We Do What We Do
Beryl P. Wajsman, Esq.
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Jack Cola
Chairman of Council
Jack Dym
Vice-Chairman of Council
INSTITUTE SCHOLARS
David H. Romano, Ph.D.
Albert A. Zbily, M.A.
A Profile of the Founder and President:
Beryl P. Wajsman,Esq.
ADVISORY COUNCIL
Irving Ludmer
Economic Policy & Securities Regulation
John F. Angus
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Me.Richard J. McConomy
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Toni Cochand
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Allan Patrick
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Col. (ret.) Peter W. Reynolds
(London)
Alan M. Wiseman, Esq. (London)
Leonard Dykler, MBA
(Paris)
Me.Isabelle Jablonski
(Paris)
Dr.Michael Schmitz
(Rome)
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(Jerusalem)
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(Tel Aviv)
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