Minister Kenney announces new appointment to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Ottawa, December 20, 2011 — Paul Attia has been appointed to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s
Board of Directors for a three-year part-time term, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

The CRRF is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a Chair and up to 11 other directors appointed by the Governor in Council.

Mr. Attia has spent the majority of his legal career as a Criminal Prosecutor with the Ottawa Crown Attorney’s Office. Prior to that Mr. Attia
was an Associate Lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto. He has been involved as a mentor to law students, and involved in
continuing legal education on issues relating to honour based violence and immigration. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the
University of Western Ontario.

Canada is internationally recognized for its commitment to human rights and for its fight against all forms of discrimination, including racism.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada’s leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism in the country.

For further information (media only), please contact:

Candice Malcolm
Minister’s Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Building a stronger Canada: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) strengthens Canada’s economic, social and cultural prosperity, helping ensure Canadian safety and security while managing one of the largest and most generous immigration programs in the world.

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