29 May 2010

Concordia University

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In a presentation informed by his ongoing work as an international consultant, the Hon. Ed Broadbent addresses the current state of human rights in these times of economic and social upheaval: "In 1948, when shown a copy of the newly drafted Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a cabinet minister in Ottawa derisively commented that it would have no 'great political usefulness either internationally or nationally in any country'. Not for the first time, as some of you might recall, I disagree with a Canadian minister."