About Us

We are a group of Canadians from many religious and ethnic communities. Many of us have long histories as human rights advocates. We believe in Canadian values and the rule of Canadian law. We believe in freedom of expression.  We support women’s and gay rights.

Board Members

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Major Russ Cooper (Ret'd), Board Chair, President and CEO
Major Russ Cooper (Ret'd), Board Chair, President and CEO

Russ Cooper is retired from both the Royal Canadian Air Force and Air Canada. In his military career, he was a decorated CF18 combat pilot. In the civilian aviation sector, he complemented service as an international airliner pilot with engineering and flight test responsibilities. He is now pursuing an abiding interest in fundamental Canadian Charter rights. This latter pursuit has been prompted by his sense that these rights are under attack and on the verge of being lost.

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Irving Weisdorf, Board Vice-Chair
Irving Weisdorf, Board Vice-Chair

Irving Weisdorf is Founder and President of The Mozuud Freedom Foundation, and Past President of CAEF. He is a successful Toronto businessman who counts among his employees, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews and atheists, who are of diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Chinese, African, Filipino, Tamil, Jamaican, Trinidadian, Hungarian, Czech, Cuban and Indian. Mr. Weisdorf, like many Canadians of all races and religions is concerned about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood in Canada.

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Valerie Price, Board Director, Treasurer
Valerie Price, Board Director, Treasurer

Valerie Price is the Director of ACT! For Canada, which is comprised of a group of Canadians from many religious and ethnic communities who have long concerned themselves with issues of Canadian rights and unity. Many have long histories as human rights advocates and all believe in freedom of expression and the equality rights of all Canadians.

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Madeline Weld, Board Director, Secretary
Madeline Weld, Board Director, Secretary

Madeline Weld is retired from Health Canada. She is president of Population Institute Canada, which advocates sustainable populations and support for international family planning, and a co-editor of Humanist Perspectives.

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Dan Mayo, Board Director
Dan Mayo, Board Director
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Patrons

Christine Douglass Williams
Christine Douglass Williams

Christine Douglass-Williams is an award-winning broadcast journalist, past Canadian Federal Government appointee, author of the books The Challenge of Modernizing Islam—Published by Encounter Books in New York City and Fired by the Canadian Government for Criticizing Islam, published by the Center for Security Policy in Washington. She is a regular writer for Jihad Watch and an Associate Editor for FrontPage Magazine, projects of the David Horowitz Freedom Center in California.

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Founding Members

Major Russ Cooper (Ret'd), Board Chair, President and CEO
Major Russ Cooper (Ret'd), Board Chair, President and CEO

Russ Cooper is retired from both the Royal Canadian Air Force and Air Canada. In his military career, he was a decorated CF18 combat pilot. In the civilian aviation sector, he complemented service as an international airliner pilot with engineering and flight test responsibilities. He is now pursuing an abiding interest in fundamental Canadian Charter rights. This latter pursuit has been prompted by his sense that these rights are under attack and on the verge of being lost.

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Valerie Price, Board Director, Treasurer
Valerie Price, Board Director, Treasurer

Valerie Price is the Director of ACT! For Canada, which is comprised of a group of Canadians from many religious and ethnic communities who have long concerned themselves with issues of Canadian rights and unity. Many have long histories as human rights advocates and all believe in freedom of expression and the equality rights of all Canadians.

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Irving Weisdorf, Board Vice-Chair
Irving Weisdorf, Board Vice-Chair

Irving Weisdorf is Founder and President of The Mozuud Freedom Foundation, and Past President of CAEF. He is a successful Toronto businessman who counts among his employees, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews and atheists, who are of diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Chinese, African, Filipino, Tamil, Jamaican, Trinidadian, Hungarian, Czech, Cuban and Indian. Mr. Weisdorf, like many Canadians of all races and religions is concerned about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood in Canada.

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Madeline Weld, Board Director, Secretary
Madeline Weld, Board Director, Secretary

Madeline Weld is retired from Health Canada. She is president of Population Institute Canada, which advocates sustainable populations and support for international family planning, and a co-editor of Humanist Perspectives.

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Raheel Raza, Founding Member
Raheel Raza, Founding Member

Raheel Raza, a leading global voice against Radical extremism, is President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, founding member of The Muslim Reform Movement, author of the book Their Jihad – Not My Jihad, award winning journalist, public speaker, and advocate for human rights, gender equality and dignity in diversity.

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David Nitkin, Founding Member
David Nitkin, Founding Member

David is an internationally-known ethicist and teacher. As a corporate responsibility professional, and president of EthicScan Canada, he has served many public and private sector clients. He serves in community leadership roles for Canadians For The Rule of Law, the Muslim-Jewish Dialogue, IsraelAA.ca(the Israel Activist Alliance of Canada), Canadian Friends of Tazpit, and StopSponsoringHatred.com.

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Andria Spindel, Founding Member
Andria Spindel, Founding Member

Executive Director of Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation, President of Kulanu Canada, formerly President and CEO of a major national charitable organization in the disability sector.

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Teresa Reinhart, Founding Member
Teresa Reinhart, Founding Member

Teresa Reinhart is an IT consultant in the non-profit sector, specializing in Business Intelligence, with a focus on Education, Healthcare, Affordable Housing and Homelessness. ​Teresa is a frequent volunteer and supporter of charitable organizations and community-based initiatives​ intended​ to improve the lives of those in need.

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Loretta Levinson, Founding Member
Loretta Levinson, Founding Member
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