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Government called on to respect democracy, free speech, transparency
Press conference announced by new coalition Voices-Voix
Thursday June 17th 2010, 10:30am, Charles Lynch Media Room Parliament Hill, with:
Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada, English branch
Gerry Barr, President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
Leilani Farha, Executive Director, Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
A new coalition, Voices-Voix, is sounding the alarm that the quality and health of democratic life in Canada is under serious threat. Voice-Voix will be speaking out against the silencing of dissent by the government.
At a news conference on Thursday June 17 Voices will call on the government to be transparent and to respect democracy and freedom of expression.
Voices-Voix will release its Declaration signed by human rights, women’s, aboriginal, labour, environment, student, faith-based and development organizations.
Note: The Quebec-based coalition, Pas de démocratie sans voix! will also be holding a press conference on June 17th in Montreal.