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Thursday, October 19, 2017

What exactly is hate crime? What does it take to charge and get a conviction for a hate crime? Will the rise of hate crime create a new niche in thrillers, suspense and police procedural novels?

We are excited to have one of the leading experts on hate crime prosecution. Mark J. Freiman, Ph.D., Q.Arb is one of Canada's foremost legal experts on human rights issues. He will speak about the legal ins and outs that identify various hate crimes and how prosecutors get convictions. Mr. Freiman has appeared on leading cases at all levels of court including in the Supreme Court of Canada and before the European Court for Human Rights.

He has also served as Lead Counsel for the Public Inquiry into the 1985 Air India bombing, and as Lead Counsel for the Canadian Human Rights Commission proceedings against Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel and his internet hate site.

Mr. Freiman writes, teaches and speaks on topics related to human rights, Holocaust remembrance, national security and the media. He has been the recipient of numerous academic awards and has also taught extensively at the university level in both Law and the Humanities. He has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in Canada” in Administrative and Public Law several times.

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Speaker meetings are held Jan-Jun and Sep-Nov:

We meet on the THIRD THURSDAY every month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 200 at the Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd (just a block north of Eglinton subway station on Yonge, or half a block west of Yonge). Take the elevator in the lobby to the second floor. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please note: a $5 fee is charged for non-members.

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Interested in supper before the meeting? Starting at 5:00 p.m. some of us will get together for dinner at The Pickel Barrel, 2300 Yonge St. It’s just around the corner from the library. There is a wide variety of food, salads, and healthy options, and the prices are very reasonable.

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