Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 12, 2005 15:05 ET

Maher Arar Speaks to Labour Human Rights Forum

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MONTRÉAL--(CCNMatthews - June 12, 2005) - On the eve of its triennial convention, the Canadian Labour Congress is hosting a Human Rights Forum featuring special guest speaker, Maher Arar.

Arar is the Canadian citizen who was arrested in the United States while catching a connecting flight on his way home to Canada and was deported to Syria where he was emprisoned and tortured.

The Canadian Labour Congress Human Rights Forum takes place today (Sunday June 12) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, in room 517D.

The Forum is open to the media.

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 district labour councils. Web site:

Contact Information

  • Jeff Atkinson, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-863-1413
    Secondary Phone: 514-871-5847