MCM and Pop Montreal make beautiful music together!
Thomas Hellman & Jordan Officer
Natalia & Murray of The Dears
Katie Moore, Mike O'Brien & Jordan Officer
Our October 2nd Music with a mission benefit concert in partnership with Pop Montreal was a great success. Several well-loved and talented
Enjoying the chocolate fountain
MCM was also chosen to receive the proceeds of merchandise sales (The Dears) and ticket sales (Patrick Watson and friends) during other “Pop” shows. We are excited to welcome these artists, the hard-working Pop Montreal staff and of course, newcomer audience members, into the MCM community!
Members of Ste-Adèle and
Johanne Gendron , Ste-Adèle United Church
The EKC envisions a
On December 5th, 2010, members of the Every Kid Choir braved the cold to show solidarity for Aboriginal peoples in
CHOCOLAT CHAUD! Was the cry from PR residents coiffed in Santa Claus caps as they spread some holiday warmth on
Ten Thousand Villages tables
Wares from Ten Thousand Villages and many more were on sale along with a hot lunch and classical notes provided by Trio Festivo. Be sure to join us next year for Christmas shopping that makes a difference!
It was a beautiful sunny day last October 19th when we gathered on Parliament Hill to support Bill 300.
The goal of this private member’s bill was to oblige Canadian mining companies overseas to respect the same environmental standards they do at home (The health and well-being of countless poor communities and individuals is at stake). Alas we lost by only 6 votes – this time around.
Many thanks to Beaconsfield United for providing ongoing leadership on this most important issue.
But we do have better news. The opposition parties have declared their intention to vote against Bill C49 - which proposes yet more restrictions on refugees including incarceration of children for up until one year.
Ramani Balendra, Peter Shams & Rick Goldman
On November 17th, MCM together with the Table de concertation des organisms au service des personnes refugiées et immigrantes organized a well attended panel discussion to inform the public of the dangers presented by this proposed legislations. The federal government has not brought it to a vote or withdrawn it at this point in time. (For more information visit the Canadian Council for Refugees at: http://ccrweb.ca/en/c49)
Many thanks to our panel of experts: Rick Goldman (MCM & Committee to Aid Refugees), Peter Shams ( Amnesty International), Janet Cleveland ( Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law), Mitchell Goldberg (Canadian Bar Association), Ramani Balendra, (South-Asian Women's Community Center) , and moderator Rivka Augenfeld.
Congratulations to our colleague Yolaine Williams and her husband Peter Shams for the birth of their first son, baby Henry.