CPAC Re-Broadcasting For Aff Ctee Study of R & D Sunday
Sunday, April 18 at 2PM ET / 11AM PT House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (April 13, 2010) The committee continued its study into the situation at Rights and Democracy, the troubled taxpayer-funded human rights agency.Suzanne Trépanier, the widow of former R and D president Rémy Beauregard, was at the committee to defend her late husband's reputation. The Conservatives had tried to block Trépanier from testifying, but backed down after negative publicity. Trépanier wants the government to call a public independent inquiry into the agency.
The committee also heard from former board member Payam Akhavan and from former presidents Ed Broadbent and Warren Allmand.
Sunday, April 18 at 4PM ET / 1PM PT House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (April 15, 2010) Gérard Latulippe, the new president of Rights & Democracy, answered questions about the current situation at the organization. The Montreal-based agency has been weighed down by internal problems, resignations of board members, and accusations of political interference from the Harper government. Latulippe's appointment as president in March of this year was criticized by the federal opposition parties.