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Eritrea: Federal Complaint Filed Against Lawyer for Lobbying Work

David Matas is a human rights lawyer who regularly speaks to the press on behalf of Eritrean refugees in Canada with out the blessing of any of the Eritrean Canadian Communities. A self-proclaimed activist?
David Matas is a human rights lawyer who regularly speaks to the press on behalf of Eritrean refugees in Canada with out their blessing. A self-proclaimed activist?

TESFANEWS has learned that a human rights lawyer retained by the Hidmonna Eritrean-Canadian Human Rights Group Inc. is being investigated for allegedly failing to register as a lobbyist after a complaint was filed under Canada’s federal Lobbying Act.

Earlier this month, The Winnipeg Free Press reported that David Matas met privately with Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to press him on issues related to Eritrea. Mr. Matas’s alleged lobbying activities also include lobbying the federal government to shut down the Eritrean consulate in Toronto.

Lobbyists are required by law to be registered if they undertake to communicate with, or arrange a meeting with, a federal public office holder on behalf of a client. Continue reading Eritrea: Federal Complaint Filed Against Lawyer for Lobbying Work