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Wed, Nov 25


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McCarthy Tétrault & TD Bank: "The Fruit Machine" Film Panel

McCarthy Tétrault LLP and TD Bank are hosting a panel discussion on The Fruit Machine, a documentary that chronicles the shameful purge of queer employees from Canada’s civil service and military over a period of several decades, and the trauma this inflicted on thousands of Canadians.

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McCarthy Tétrault & TD Bank: "The Fruit Machine" Film Panel
McCarthy Tétrault & TD Bank: "The Fruit Machine" Film Panel

Time & Location

Nov 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

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About the event

This event will explore the history of Canada’s systemic firing of LGBT civil servants, RCMP and military members, the impact of the LGBT Purge on Canadian citizens, and steps we can take to remember and honour this history. This event will feature:

  • Élisabeth Brousseau, Partner, Litigation, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Michelle Douglas, human rights activist and Executive Director of the LGBT Purge Fund
  • Douglas Elliott, Lead Counsel in the LGBT Purge class action
  • Sarah Fodey, producer and writer and director of The Fruit Machine
  • Nikki Gershbain, Chief Inclusion Officer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Martine Roy, Regional Manager, LGBTQ2+ Business Development Quebec Eastern Canada- Toronto-Dominion Bank

Please note:

Space is limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

We invite you to watch the documentaryprior to discussion.

McCarthy Tétrault is in the process of reviewing this program for CPD eligibility. If approval is granted for BC, Ontario or Québec jurisdictions an email will be sent to you after the event with more information.

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