Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist and activist. After graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1991, Dimitri pursued his legal career working in a number of different law firms in Canada, the United States, and in Europe. In 2012, he was named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada. In 2013, he was named by Canadian Business as one of the 50 most powerful people in Canadian business. He was repeatedly named by Lexpert as one of the 500 leading lawyers in Canada. In July 2016, Dimitri retired from the practice of law in order to devote himself to activism and journalism. In Canada’s 2015 federal election, Dimitri ran for the Green Party of Canada in the riding of London West. Subsequently, he served as justice critic on the shadow cabinet of the Green Party. Before becoming a board member, he was an active friend and supporter of CJPME's work in a number of arenas.
See Dimitri Lascaris's articles below:
Poll: Canada’s politicians out of touch with public on Mideast (Feb 16, 2017)
This article was originally published on February 16, 2017 on Ricochet Media.
In the first all-party leaders’ debate in Canada’s 2015 federal election, Stephen Harper, arguably the most pro-Israel prime minister in Canadian history, Read more
Postmedia, Paul Godfrey and the demise of journalism (Dec 15, 2016)
This article was originally published on December 15, 2016 on Ricochet Media.
As Olive noted, Godfrey took the unprecedented step in Canada’s 2015 federal election of ordering all 16 major Postmedia newspapers across Canada to endorse Harper. Mercifully, voters were so appalled by Harper that they turfed him out of office anyway....
Green Party members to decide on new Israel-Palestine resolution (Nov 23, 2016)
This article was originally published on November 23, 2016 on Ricochet Media.
The reaction of pro-Israel groups and the mainstream media was strident and unabashedly biased. B’Nai Brith Canada’s CEO Michael Mostyn berated Greens for embracing “the policy position of shills for 9/11 conspiracy theories and terror apologists.” The Globe & Mail mischaracterized the BDS policy as an “Israel boycott” even though the policy is explicitly confined to those sectors of Israel’s society and economy that profit from the illegal occupation. The National Post quoted multiple critics of the BDS policy, but not one supporter of BDS. Even the supposedly progressive Toronto Star piled on, and thundered that “rather than fleeing the scene of its political car-crash over policy on Israel, Elizabeth May should stick around and save her party from itself.”...
Lascaris: Green Party’s BDS resolution is common sense (Sep 19, 2016)
This article was originally published September 16, 2016 on Ricochet Media.
The resolution passed by the Green Party refers to the tactic of boycott, divestment and sanctions but makes no reference at all to the BDS movement, whose goals and tactics are far broader than those which the Green Party of Canada has now embraced. As stated on the website of the BDS movement, the movement has three goals for Israel:...
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