Media Advisory: Elizabeth and Tony Comper to Speak Out Against Antisemitism

VANCOUVER, May 24, 2006 – Elizabeth and Tony Comper, founders of FAST – Fighting Antisemitism Together – will speak at the Annual General Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver on May 29th. Banding together with other influential non-Jewish leaders in the business community, the Compers have helped create an educational program and video that challenges Canadians to “Choose Your Voice” and speak out against intolerance, racism, and particularly, antisemitism.

WHEN: Monday May 29, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
WHO: BMO Financial Group President and CEO Tony Comper and his wife Elizabeth founded FAST – Fighting Antisemitism Together – a coalition of non-Jewish Canadian community and business leaders dedicated to speaking out against humanity’s oldest hatred
WHAT: The Annual General Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is open to the public and admission is free.

Western Canadian public screening of the educational video “Choose Your Voice”

Elizabeth and Tony Comper are challenging all Canadians to live by the standards of equality, fairness, and tolerance that are at the heart of Canadian values. They will be available for interviews after the presentation.

WHERE: The Jewish Community Centre, 950 West 41st Avenue

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Contacts:

Mark Gurvis, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver 604-257-5100
Email: jfed@jfgv.com

Laurie Grant, BMO Financial Group, 604-665-7596
Email: laurie.grant@bmo.com