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Canadian Boat to Gaza announces the delegates who will be aboard the Tahrir

June 16, 2011

Before the end of June, the Canadian ship Tahrir will join the Freedom Flotilla 2
Stay Human, carrying civil society delegates from coast to coast, international partners, and journalists from a range of media organizations.

The delegates on board the Tahrir include politicians; Jewish, Muslim and Christian Canadians; artists, peace and human rights activists; small business owners; some of whom have taken part in previous flotillas.

Dylan Penner, steering committee member of Independent Jewish Voices Canada (and also an organizer with the Canadian Boat to Gaza) and Vivienne Porzsolt from Jews Against Occupation in Australia, will be joined by Harmeet Singh Sooden, who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2005 and held for 4 months (along with Canadian James Loney while participating in an international Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation), as well as Muhammed Hamou from the London Muslim Mosque.

Also on board the Tahrir will be Former Chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and professor of Indigenous Studies at Queen's University Robert Lovelace; Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Co-Chair Lyn Adamson; Quebec Solidaire representative Manon Massé; small business owner Sue Breeze from BC; Toronto book publisher and children's mental health activist Kate Wilson; Toronto filmmaker John Greyson; and Mary Hughes-Thompson, co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement who was on board the Free Gaza that broke the siege of Gaza in August 2008, and was part of the support team for the first Freedom Flotilla in May 2010.

The Tahrir is honoured to be joined by 4 delegates from Australia, 4 from Belgium, 5 from Denmark, and one from Germany.

Meet the delegates as they leave:
Toronto: 11AM, Sunday June 19th at Pearson Airport, Terminal 3, Air Transat departure area.
Montreal: 3:30PM, Sunday June 19th at Trudeau Airport Departures Hall.

The full list of delegates can be found at

Women Nobel laureates support the flotilla in an open letter to Ban Ki-moon:,


CBG spokespersons

Ehab Lotayef: 514.941.9792
Wendy Goldsmith: 519.619.6766

Lorraine Guay: 514.278.1167
Denis Kosseim: 514.923.5594

To directly contact some of the Canadians who will be on the boat

Robert (Bob) Lovelace 613-374-5594
Lyn Adamson 416-731-6605
Harmeet Sooden +64 21 023 16461

Marie-Ève Rancourt: 514-258-0095
Manon Massé: 514-655-4310

For more information contact:
Ehab Lotayef
Phone: 514.941.9792

Wendy Goldsmith
Phone: 519.619.6766

Lorraine Guay
Phone: 514.278.1167

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