Oct 162013

You increasingly see this – some “organization” sets up the event, it is hard to pin down who they are.  See below.

In this case it’s the International Economic Forum of the Americas (I notice that it has a “Director of Security “.)

The registration form is on-line.  (Don’t see one person who is responsible)

Here’s the guys behind it; their contact info is included.  (UPDATE:  I’d say we’re having an impact!  By October 25 all the contact information for “the guys” has been removed from the website.  There is one general email contact address.)


The”Partners” include 2 universities (Concordia is one).



—– Original Message —–

From: Sandra Finley

Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Subject: Raise some hell.   Cheney is a war criminal.

There are 75 confirmed speakers for a 2-day conference?

Anyhow – they are corporate types, for sure.   It looks as though there was a 2012 Conference – – Harper spoke.

I looked at just 3 of the speakers.   Complicit.

FROM  The list of Confirmed speakers to date  :  http://forum-americas.org/toronto/2013/speakers


Maha   K. Al-Ghunaim
Chairperson & Group Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Maha Al-Ghunaim, along   with other distinguished members, founded Global Investment House in 1998.

Can send an email to her company from this page:


Message her by facebook?  https://www.facebook.com/maha.alghunaim.39

Does she know that Cheney is a speaker?  What about Islam’s belief in helping society.  They have a strong commitment to that principle.

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How about this fellow ?   How does he see his role?

He is a member of the council of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and is a board member of Evangel Hall, a social housing provider and inner city centre for Toronto’s homeless and working poor.

He is currently serving at McMaster University as Special Advisor to the President. Paul is pursuing a Master of Theological Studies, M.T.S., at McMaster University’s Divinity College. 

Paul K. Bates

Special Advisor to the President, McMaster University, Chair, Investor Education Fund, and Chair, Investor Advisory Panel, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)

A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants (FCMA) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Paul’s career has spanned: senior academic administration; business and divinity school lecturing;

Paul K. Bates, FCMA
Special Advisor to the President, McMaster University
batesp  AT  mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 Ext. 20512

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Otaviano Canuto

Senior Advisor on BRICS, Development Economics Department, World Bank

Otaviano Canuto is the Senior Advisor on BRICS in the Development Economics Department, a new position established by President Kim to bring a fresh research focus to this increasingly critical area.

He previously served as the Bank’s Vice President and Head of the Poverty Reduction Network (PREM), a division of more than 700 economists and other professionals working on economic policy, poverty reduction, gender equality and analytic work for client countries.

Here is Otaviano, on Huff Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/otaviano-canuto/bucking-the-trend-poverty_b_1574987.html


He blogs and is on F/B:  https://www.facebook.com/ocanuto

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