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COPRAS - Legal Aid

Since 1971, the right of italo-canadians to be represented in community organizations and services was a tangible objective

The path leading to the appointment of an italo-canadian to the Board of Administration of Quebec legal aid was accomplished with a twist.  Inter-community "campanellismo" changed the outcome of who was to be named.
The collection of documents below provides an historical sequence of events.

Outreach for representation in the legal sphere

The Quebec Charter of Human Rights was at its beginning.  Various organizations were providing input for consideration and inclusion.  The Italian community was represented by two organizations: the Movimento Progressista and COPRAS.  La Ligue des droits de l'homme coordinated the involvement of local community groups through meetings, workshops and exchange of documents.

Towards Human Rights in Quebec