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Tim McSorley ICLMG W Anushka Nagji Dec12 2016

Tim McSorley is the National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group. In the years since his studies in journalism and political science at Concordia University in Montreal, he has split his time between work in media and social justice – usually combining the two. This included serving as the National Coordinator for the Media Co-operative, and, most recently, as coordinator for the Voices-Voix Coalition, defending the right to dissent and free expression in Canada.
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Matthew Behrens W Anushka Nagji Dec12 2016

Matthew Behrens is a freelance writer and social justice advocate who coordinates the Homes not Bombs non-violent direct action network. His column “Taking Liberties” examines connections between national security and civil liberties. Behrens has worked closely with the targets of Canadian and U.S. “national security” profiling for many years including the so called Iacobucci three Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin. You can find his articles on Rabble.ca

Desmond Cole W Anuskha Nagji Dec5 2016

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Desmond Cole is an award-winning freelance journalist and an activist based in Toronto. He is a columnist for the Toronto Star, and his work can also be found in Toronto Life, Walrus, NOW, Torontoist, Ethnic Aisle, and several other publications. Desmond was honoured three times at the 2015 National Magazine Awards, including a gold prize for Best New Magazine Writer. He also hosts a radio program every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. on Newstalk 1010. Desmond is currently working on his first book about the experiences of Black Canadians.

 

Mohamed Boudjenane CAF W Anushka Nagji Dec5 2016

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Mohamed Boudjenane is a Moroccan-born journalist. He served in the Bob Rae NDP government as a staffer to cabinet minister Gilles Pouliot until 1995. He joined the Franco-Ontario television station TFO in 1995, and served as a reporter there for ten years. He switched careers again, in 2005 and served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Arab Federation until 2009. Over the years he has been part of many human-rights organizations and boards. Since 2010, he is a civil servant in the Ontario provincial government.

Senator Mobina Jaffer W Anushka Nagji & Alnoor Gova Part 2 Nov 28 2016

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Senator Mobina Jaffer represents the province of British Columbia in the Senate of Canada, where she chairs the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights. Appointed to the Senate on June 13, 2001 by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, she is the first Muslim senator, the first African-born senator, and the first senator of South Asian descent. Senator Jaffer also sits as a member of the Senate’s Anti-terrorism and Legal and Constitutional Affairs committees.