MEMRI Canada

MEMRI Canada

November 06, 2013 08:00 ET

Min. Jason Kenney, C.P., M.P. and MEMRI President Yigal Carmon Headline MEMRI Canada Dinner Conference on Wednesday in Montreal

Inaugural Dinner Celebrates Launch of MEMRI Canada

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 6, 2013) - The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) will hold its inaugural Canadian dinner conference this evening celebrating the launch of MEMRI Canada. The Hon. Jason Kenney, C.P., M.P., Minister for Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism will deliver special remarks. MEMRI President and Founder Yigal Carmon will deliver the keynote address: "The Arab and Muslim World: Facing a New Future."

The dinner will be held at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, 450 Kensington Avenue in Westmount on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30pm. Press is welcome to attend, but must RSVP to contacts listed.

MEMRI regularly provides information and support to governments around the world, including and increasingly, the Canadian government. The RCMP, the Army, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canada Immigration and Refugee Board and the Foreign Affairs Ministry are just a few of the Canadian government and military bodies to whom MEMRI provides its research.

In addition, some of Canada's biggest universities use MEMRI research. These include: McGill, Concordia, the University of Toronto and the Université du Québec à Montréal.

The special evening will pay tribute to the memory of ardent MEMRI supporter Col. Bernard J. Finestone, a Canadian World War II veteran, defender of the Jewish people and a much admired community leader who saw MEMRI's work as being essential to the well-being of democracy. Finestone was a former President of the Montreal Board of Trade, the Montreal Port Council as well as the Jewish General Hospital among others.

Col. (Res.) Yigal Carmon has served as President of MEMRI since founding the institute in 1998. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament.

The Hon. Jason Kenney was appointed Minister of Employment and Social Development in July 2013, with a mandate to ensure that Canadians are well-prepared to participate fully in the labour market of the future. He chairs the Cabinet Committee on Operations, is the Regional Minister for Southern Alberta and sits on the Cabinet Committees for Social Affairs and Planning and Priorities. Mr. Kenney was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997 as M.P. for Calgary Southeast.

About MEMRI

For more than 15 years, MEMRI has translated the mainstream media, speeches, sermons, social media and online forums of the Arab and Muslim world that were not previously available in the West. MEMRI now maintains the largest archive in the world of translations and research from Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu and Dari sources. MEMRI also provides original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural and religious trends. This work supports public policy and security throughout the Western world. MEMRI Canada is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization headquartered in Montreal.

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