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Pan-Canadian humanitarian, faith and labour groups to hold media conference: ‘Canada must demand a ceasefire now!’

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OTTAWA, Oct. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An ad-hoc coalition of over 70 humanitarian, faith, labour, and civil society organizations will hold a media conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The coalition will call on the Government of Canada to endorse two urgent demands:

  • Call for an immediate ceasefire of all hostilities in Israel-Palestine
  • Call for an end to the blockade of Gaza and for the restoration of humanitarian aid and access to the basic necessities of life

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An unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe is underway in Gaza. Thousands have already been killed, while bombing continues to intensify. The coalition aims to bring to bear the full weight of the Canadian public on the federal government to demand an immediate ceasefire and prevent the further loss of life in Israel-Palestine.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT
Location: Room 135-B, West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON

Speakers:

  • Dania Majid: Arab Canadian Lawyers Association
  • Corey Balsam: Independent Jewish Voices – Canada
  • Céline Füri: Oxfam Québec
  • Éric Hebert-Daly: United Church of Canada
  • Alex Silas: Public Service Alliance of Canada

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2023-10-25 20:34:04

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