Citizens for Public Justice

Citizens for Public Justice

May 29, 2006 07:30 ET

Immigration Minister Monte Solberg Keynote Speaker at CPJ Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 31

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 29, 2006) - Citizens for Public Justice brings its Welcome the Stranger: Becoming Neighbours initiative to Ottawa, May 31. The initiative is aimed at creating a more welcoming climate in Canada for newcomers, particularly refugees. Immigration Minister Monte Solberg will be the keynote speaker. A panel discussion will ensue.


- Dr. Hamdi Mohamed, executive director of Ottawa Community Immigrant Services

- Mr. Joe Gunn, former Director of Social Affairs, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, parishioner at St. Joseph's parish in Ottawa which is supporting Maoua Diamonde in sanctuary.

- Mr. Harry Kits, executive director of Citizens for Public Justice.

May 31, 7:30 p.m.
Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
420 Sparks Street
Public event will be preceded by annual meeting business,
beginning at 6:30

CPJ is a faith-based public policy organization with members across Canada, and across the Christian and political spectrums. CPJ's mission is to promote public justice, the political dimension of loving one's neighbour.


Harry Kits, executive director. He gives context to hot button topics.

Chris Pullenayegem, refugee issues policy analyst. He has facts, figures and stories about Canada's immigration and refugee system at his fingertips.

Greg deGroot-Maggetti, socio-economic policy analyst. An economist who looks at how newcomers are faring in their economic and community lives.

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