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Matas honour well-deserved

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Winnipeg human rights/immigration lawyer David Matas speaks at Welcome Place in February 2014.

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Congratulations to David Matas on receiving yet another well-deserved award for his work in the promotion of human rights and social justice (International award for human rights lawyer Matas, July 10).

Several years ago I called on Matas for help when a former student of mine was about to be deported. He met with me immediately, spent hours reviewing the case and called me often at home.

This humble, gentle, soft-spoken man would only take a nominal fee. It was a difficult case and though not successful, I have long admired the tenacity and determination of this wonderful man in his pursuit of justice and peace.

Deb Thordarson

Gimli

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 14, 2014 A6

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