Dear colleagues,


I trust this finds you well and happily/busily engaged in the new academic year!


See attached a self-explanatory open letter to PM Trudeau.  It has over 100 signatories including many notables – including a few members of our network (Hooray!).  There are scores of Profs from 19 Universities across Canada.  We’d like to get over 20 Universities indicated J and especially to include Human Rights Centres!


Might you sign-on (either in your personal capacity or for your Centre)?


Grateful for your consideration.


Sorry for the very short notice, but we need a response by Monday morning at 10am Ottawa-time because there will be a Press Conference at Parliament on Monday afternoon.


If you are willing to sign-on, please indicate your preferred title.


Thanks and Cheers!




Prof. John Packer
Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution

Professeur Neuberger-Jesin sur la résolution de conflits internationaux

Directeur, Centre de recherche et d'enseignement sur les droits de la personne

Director, Human Rights Research and Education Centre

Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa

Et/and Faculté de droit | Faculty of Law

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