Media Advisory: FEDERAL MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL DAVID LAMETTI TO SPEAK AT HIV CRIMINALIZATION SYMPOSIUM IN TORONTO

 

People living with HIV in Canada continue to face unjust criminal prosecution and imprisonment for allegedly not disclosing their HIV status to sexual partners. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is hosting a full-day symposium in Toronto on HIV criminalization with legal experts, members of parliament, activists and people living with HIV.

 

WHAT:

8th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights (see more here)

WHEN:

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(9:15 – 9:45: remarks and Q&A with Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti)

WHERE: 

WSIB Building, 200 Front Street West, 27th Floor, Lakeview Room, Toronto, ON M5V 3L1

WHO:

Hon. David Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Richard Elliott (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network)

Alexander McClelland (Concordia University researching)

Marvelous Muchenje (Women’s Health in Women’s Hands)

Michelle Whonnock (Advocate)      

Ryan Peck (HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario)

Edwin J. Bernard (HIV Justice Network)

Wayne Cunningham (Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP)

Léa Pelletier-Marcotte (COCQ-SIDA)

Chad Clarke (Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization)

Mona Loutfy (Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto & Maple Leaf Medical Clinic)

Andrea Krüsi (University of British Columbia)

Flo Ranville (SHAWNA study peer mentor)

Eric Mykhalovskiy (York University)

Naina Khanna (Positive Women’s Network – USA)

Karen Segal (Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund)

Hon. Randall Garrison (Member of Parliament)

Matthew Gourlay (Henein Hutchinson LLP)

 

The event is open to the public, with tickets currently sold out. Refreshments will be served.

Free entry for media, with confirmation. Interviews with select panelists are available on request.

 

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Contact:

Emma Riach, Communications and Campaigns Officer

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Telephone: +1 416 595-1666 ext. 236

Email: eriach@aidslaw.ca

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