Pearl Eliadis: Civil Society and the Future of Democracy

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Date(s) - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Holiday Inn Bronte


Organization: Halton Nonprofit Network (HNN)

Description: Pearl Eliadis is a human rights lawyer and author. A McGill and Oxford graduate, her practice focuses mainly on national human rights institutions and democratic governance. Pearl teaches civil liberties at the McGill University’s Law Faculty, and she is affiliated with its Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. Her book, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada’s Human Rights System was published in 2014 and won the 2015 Huguenot Society of Canada award.
Deeply committed to civic engagement, Pearl has served on the boards of several leading Canadian nonprofit organizations in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. She is the recipient of the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal for her community service, the Women of Distinction Award for her work in Canada and internationally, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Her commitment to the nonprofit sector and concern about the its health led to her involvement in the national Voices-Voix Coalition. Between 2010 and 2015, Voices-Voix systematically documented more than 110 case studies and several reports dealing mainly with the attacks of the Harper government on good governance and the nonprofit sector. Many of the issues raised by the Coalition over that period appear front and centre in the key mandate areas of the new Liberal government of Canada. Pearl serves as a member of the strategy group of Voices and is the co-managing editor of its Research Network on Dissent and Democracy.
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