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On Sunday, October 20, the Ballroom at The Fairmont Royal York was filled to capacity with guests paying tribute to The Right Honourable Paul Martin, P.C., C.C., former Minister of Finance and Prime Minister.

Mr. Martin received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Haifa in recognition of his dedication to educating the Canadian Aboriginal population; his commitment to social responsibility; his steadfast position against antisemitism, racism and intolerance, and his solidarity with the State of Israel.

Extended applause and a standing ovation followed the conferment of the Honorary Doctorate degree by University President, Amos Shapira and Rector, Prof. David Faraggi.  Assisting with the hooding was Honorary Dinner Chair, Larry Tanenbaum and Dinner Co-Chair, Dr. Michael Dan.  Mr. Tanenbaum delivered a warm tribute to Mr. Martin who responded with a moving and inspiring speech.

Dinner Co-Chairs, Charlie Coffey and Dr. Michael Dan, led the fundraising campaign. Associate Chairs were Dr. Arnie Aberman, Bernie Farber, Heather Reisman, Marvin Sadowski and Gerry Schwartz.

Video greetings were shown from the eventís Honorary Patron, Justin Trudeau, M.P., leader of the Federal Liberal Party. Rob Prichard, the former President of the University of Toronto, was the eveningís Master of Ceremonies.

Proceeds established The Paul Martin Scholarship Fund for bright, disadvantaged students at the University of Haifa