Matas appointed Order of Canada
Last Updated: 30th December 2008, 12:33pm
Local human rights lawyer David Matas is among the newest members of the Order of Canada, announced yesterday by Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean.
The longtime advocate — currently senior legal counsel to B'nai Brith Canada and a former president of the Canadian Council of Refugees — was recognized for his contributions to human rights legislation as well as to immigration and refugee law.