The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

November 26, 2013 15:00 ET

Second Annual Voice of Hope Human Rights Gala at The Economic Club

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 25, 2013) - This event will bring together humanitarians, policy makers, senior government officials and business leaders from across the country. Featuring Mrs. Laureen Harper, The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch - Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, David Langtry - Acting Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission, Lisa Lisson - President, Fedex Express Canada, The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification), Senator Don Meredith and 2012 Voice of Hope Recipient: Maria Toor Pakay. This year the Economic Club of Canada is honouring Ayesha Gulalai Wazir with the Voice of Hope Award. Ayesha is the youngest parliamentarian elected for the National Assembly on the reserved women's seats on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's ticket. Ayesha hails from war torn highly conservative tribal area of South Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and remains the only women parliamentarian from the region. Ayesha provides a voice of hope for those who have been silenced in this region and has a strong passion and deep value for education, and its ability to allow a person to escape the poverty of their circumstances.

WHO: Mrs. Laureen Harper,
The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch - Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women,
David Langtry - Acting Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission,
Lisa Lisson - President, Fedex Express Canada,
The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification),
Senator Don Meredith
2012 Voice of Hope Recipient : Maria Toor Pakay.
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"Second Annual Voice of Hope Human Rights Gala"
DATE: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
TIME: 7:00pm-10:00pm
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier
1Rideau Street, Ottawa

Contact Information

  • To confirm your attendance or for more information
    about the event, please contact: The Economic Club of Canada
    Natasha Hope Morano, B.A. (Hons.), MA, Vice President
    613-369-4363
    613-686-6568 (FAX)
    morano@economicclub.ca