Speeches and Debates

SPEECHES

Dimitri Lascaris speaks to the Green Party’s Consensus Resolution on Palestine and Israel in Calgary
December 3, 2016
At a general meeting of the members of the Green Party of Canada in Calgary, Alberta, Dimitri Lascaris calls on party members ti support a resolution calling for sanctions on Israel

Dimitri Lascaris: Why BDS Matters – A Town Hall Discussion
October 28, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris, former Justice Critic of the Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet and author and submitter of the Green Party resolution to become the first and only party in Canada’s Parliament to endorse the Palestinian-led call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel to respect international law, defends the BDS endorsement at the University of Alberta

BDS and the Green Party: A town hall discussion
October 27, 2016
Calgary Friends of the Green Party BDS Policy hosted one of 18 town halls held in cities across Canada to publicly discuss and debate the Green Party of Canada’s recently adopted BDS policy. Dimitri Lascaris, former Green Party Justice Critic and author of the BDS Policy, was joined by author and activist Yves Engler to present the BDS

Vancouver Town Hall on the Green Party of Canada’s BDS Policy – Video 1
October 21, 2016
Former Green Party of Canada shadow cabinet members Lisa Barrett and Dimitri Lascaris conducted a town hall on the Green Party’s BDS policy in Vancouver, B.C. Lisa and Dimitri were joined by indigenous rights activist Audrey Siegl, and Sid Shniad of Independent Jewish Voices. This is Part 1 of the video of that town hall, which features opening statements from Lisa Barrett and Audrey Siegl, and a presentation on BDS by Dimitri Lascaris

Vancouver Town Hall on the Green Party of Canada’s BDS Policy – Video 2
October 21, 2016
Former Green Party of Canada shadow cabinet members Lisa Barrett and Dimitri Lascaris conducted a town hall on the Green Party’s BDS policy in Vancouver, B.C. Lisa and Dimitri were joined by indigenous rights activist Audrey Siegl, and Sid Shniad of Independent Jewish Voices. This is Part 2 of the video of that town hall. This part commences with a presentation by Sid Shniad and is followed, commencing at 8:26, by a presentation from Audrey Siegl.

BDS Town Hall with the Former Green Party of Canada Justice Critic
September 27, 2016
At Beit Zatoun in Toronto, Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party member Constantine Kritsonis, and documentary filmmaker Lia Tarachansky who was raised in an Israeli settlement, explain why the Green Party of Canada should endorse BDS

University of Toronto Divestment Lecture by Dimitri Lascaris
March 24, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris presents Toronto350.org’s fossil fuels divestment petition to President of the University of Toronto

DEBATES

Hamilton Debate on the Green Party of Canada’s BDS Resolution
October 25, 2016
Several weeks after the Green Party of Canada adopted a policy endorsing BDS, Dimitri Lascaris debated former Green Party shadow candidate Ute Schmid-Jones on the merits of the BDS policy in Hamilton, Ontario

University of Ottawa Debate on the Green Party of Canada’s BDS Policy – Part 1
October 13, 2016
Several weeks after the Green Party of Canada adopted a policy endorsing BDS, Dimitri Lascaris debated Green Party shadow cabinet member Jean-Luc Cooke on the merits of the BDS policy in Ottawa, Canada