Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Regime's Network

Maclean's magazine has a piece about the 'Center for Iranian Studies' located in Toronto.
    "The Center for Iranian Studies, located at 290 Sheppard Ave. W., was incorporated in January 2008. One of its three directors at the time was Fazel Larijani, who was then Iran’s cultural attaché in Ottawa. He is the brother of Ali Larijani, speaker of the Iranian parliament, and Ayatollah Larijani, head of the judiciary. Mahdi Shahrokhi, who works at the centre, says it still receives money from the Iranian embassy..."
I've emailed this story to the minister of Immigration Jason Kenney and the Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. Let's see if they'd be able to do something about this suspicious office in the heart of Toronto.

Update: Toronto Star has more on the story.


Louise said...

OT, Winston, what do you know about this website:

Louise said...

Jason Kenney rules as far as I'm concerned. He should be Prime Minister. By the same token, though, I do like what Harper is doing in the international arena.

Winston said...

never heard of that website

Arash said...


Seems like a typical regime backed "reformist" website.


Good job on emailing those ministers, let's hope they give this IRI centre a good kick in the teeth.


Winston said...

Arash, I haven't heard anything back from them yet. But so far some national papers have picked up the story.

Louise said...

Having sent letters to Ministers of the Crown before, I can tell you it sometimes takes forever for them to reply.