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Former prime ministers, premiers, current and former ministers, MPs, MPPs and the committee invite you to the launch of the Pursuing Justice Project.

Honorary Co-Chairs

Rt. Hon. John Turner


Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell

Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien

Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien


Rt. Hon. Paul Martin

Monte Kwinter, MPP

Monte Kwinter, MPP


Sandra Pupatello

Welcome By
Hon. Madeleine Meilleur, MPP

Hon. Madeleine Meilleur, MPP

Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP

Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP

We are very pleased to confirm that Natural Resources Minister the Hon. Jim Carr, MP for Winnipeg South Centre, will be speaking at the Pearson Centre Pursuing Justice Launch Gala featuring the Hon. Irwin Cotler, in Toronto on March 31 at the Omni King Edward Hotel with cocktails beginning at 5:30 p.m. He will be joining an incredible line – up of Federal and Provincial Parliamentarians past and present and progressive community leaders including:

  • Rt. Hon. John Turner,
  • Sandra Pupatello and Monte Kwinter, MPP, York Centre Event Chairs
  • Hon. Madelaine Meilleur, MPP, Ottawa Vanier and Attorney General of Ontario, bringing greetings
  • Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP, Malton and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. – Dialogue Moderator
  • Hon. Jim Bradley, MPP, St. Catherines, Deputy Government House Leader and Chair of Cabinet
  • Hon. Stephen Del Duca, Vaughan and Minister of Transportation
  • Hon. Reza Moridi, MPP, Richmond Hill and Minister of Research & Innovation; Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities
  • Hon. Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Ottawa Centre, Government House Leader; Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Bill Blair, MP, Scarborough Southwest and Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
  • Anthony Housefather, MP, Mount Royal
  • Michael Levitt, MP, York Centre
  • James Maloney, MP, Etobicoke – Lakeshore
  • Marco Mendicino, MP, Eglinton – Lawrence
  • Francesco Sorbara, MP, Vaughan – Woodbridge
  • John Fraser, MPP, Ottawa – South
  • Senator Art Eggleton
  • Hon. Jean Augustine, Former Minister of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women
  • Hon. John Baird, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • His Excellency Rafael Barak, Ambassador, Embassy of Israel in Canada
  • Olivia Chow, Former MP, Trinity Spadina
  • Hon. Margaret McCain,
  • Dalton McGuinty, Former Premier of Ontario
  • Hon. Roy McMurtry, ON OOn, Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Former Attorney General of Ontario
  • Dr. Karen Mock, Human Rights Advocate
  • Hon. Bob Rae, Former Interim Leader, Liberal Party of Canada and Former Premier of Ontario
  • Hon. Gerry Weiner, Former Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship

And many more

Honorary Committee

Hon. Jean Augustine, CM
Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, CC
His Excellency Rafael Barak
David Caplan
Olivia Chow
Hon. Sheila Copps, OC
Sen. James S. Cowan, QC
Hon. Ken Dryden, OC
Anthony Housefather, MP
Hon. Michael Ignatieff
Hon. Peter Kent, MP
Michael Levitt, MP
Hon. Margaret McCain, CC, ONB
Dalton McGuinty
Hon. Roy McMurtry, ON OOn
Marco Mendicino, MP
Hon. Reza Moridi, MPP
Sen. Nancy Ruth, CM
Rob Oliphant, MP
Hon. Landon Pearson, OC
Hon. Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Hon. Bob Rae, PC, CC, OOnt, QC
Hon. Judy Sgro, MP
Hon. Murray Sinclair
Francesco Sorbara, MP
Hon. Gerry Weiner
Hon. David Zimmer, MPP

Event Committee

Tom Allison
Gail Asper, OC, OM
Natasha Bronfman
Howard Brown
Helen Burstyn
Charles S. Coffey, OC
Nancy Coldham
Mary Cornish
Patrick Dillon
Ranjit Singh Dulai
Hershell Ezrin
Bernie Farber
Shimon Fogel
Nikki Holland
Kathryn Kotris
Daphne Lobo
Colin Lynch
Sylvia Maracle
Norman May
Adrian M. Macdonald
Jacqueline Menezes
Dr. Karen Mock
Berl Nadler
David C. Nahwegahbow
James C. Morton
Joel Reitman
Moshe Ronen
Les Scheininger
Sharon Sholzberg-Gray
Jack Siegel
Sushil Tailor
Larry Tanenbaum, OC
Luong Tran
Meagan Trush
Marcel Wieder


For further information, contact:

Andrew Cardozo, President
Gary Gladstone, Director, Outreach

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