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For immediate release September 22, 1998

Immigration Spotlights November 7 Media Workshop

VANCOUVER - Reporters and editors are urged to register quickly for a November 7th media workshop presented by the legal profession. The workshop, an annual event sponsored jointly by the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), will focus on immigration issues - who gets in, what the processes are, who stays in Canada and why, and how extradition/deportation issues are handled by government officials, police, community workers and the judiciary.

This related group of topics was chosen by workshop organizers because of the high profile that immigration policies and problems have had in the media. From the stories of immigrants coming to Canada - their challenges and successes - to an examination of the many risks and rewards that immigration brings, the workshop will bring together public officials and community leaders who develop and administer immigration policy federally and locally.

"Immigration: The BC Experience of Coming…or Going" will bring together expert panelists within the immigration and justice system. This includes a panel of recent Canadian immigrants, Federal Court judges, lawyers, federal immigration officials, police and community workers.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 7th, at the Law Courts Inn at 800 Smithe Street starting at 8:30 a.m. The event is free to any reporter or editor from an accredited media organization. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Contacts: Elizabeth Cordeau, Public Affairs Manager, Law Society of BC, at 604-443-5724 or Carol Hastie at 604-443-5768, 1-800-903-5300 toll-free in B.C., or Caroline Nevin, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, at 604-687-3404 or 1-888-687-3404 toll free in B.C.

Note: Organizers have set a maximum enrollment limit of 75. Media representatives who wish to attend are urged to complete the attached registration form and fax it to: Law Society of BC Communications Department - 604-669-5232.

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Free Media Workshop hosted by the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)


Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Date: Saturday, November 7, 1998


Location: Law Courts Inn, 800 Smithe Street


The BC Experience of Coming... or Going

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Note: Regisration is on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to 75 media participants.

Complete and return to:

Carol Hastie, Communications and Public Affairs Assistant, Law Society of British Columbia, Fax: 604-669-5232 or via e-mail at