Stephen Lewis to lead new national network to fight federal refugee law changes

June 20, 2013
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Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

From a Canada Newswire news release: Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the U.N., will lead a new national organization created in response to recent federal changes to the refugee determination system and health care coverage that put refugees at risk.

The goal of the new organization is to restore Canada's humanitarian tradition and democratic principles to refugees. The organization welcomes multi-faith and multicultural support.

Mr. Lewis will be joined by Michele Landsberg, Honourary Canadian Co-Chair of the new organization. Also present at the conference will be Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-el Congregation and founder of the organization, as well as other members of the organization's board, including Bernie Farber, former CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the present Chair of Veahavta, the only Canadian Jewish humanitarian organization.

Media Conference: Friday, June 21, 2013, 10 a.m., at Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP, 155 Wellington St. W., 35th Floor, Toronto

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