Keith M. Landy

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Keith M. Landy is a Canadian lawyer and former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Landy was born in Coventry, England and moved with his family to South Africa, then immigrated to Canada[1] where he was educated at the University of Windsor's law school and is senior and founding partner in the Toronto law firm of Landy, Marr, Kats LLP.[2]

He was national president of the Canadian Jewish Congress from 2001 to 2004 and had previously been chair of the CJC, Ontario Region from 1998 to 2001 and held various other offices in the organization. He also served as a vice-president of the World Jewish Congress and a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims. In 2008, he served as chair of the CJC's War Crimes Committee.[2]

As Chair of CJC Ontario, Landy successfully lobbied for passage of the Holocaust Memorial Day – Yom Hashoah- Act by the Ontario Legislature. He has also served as a delegate to the United Nations' World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia in Durban, South Africa. In April 2004, he was a member of the official Canadian governmental delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) conference on antisemitism.[1]

Keith passed away in early 2017 at the age of 66.

Honours[edit]

In 2002, Landy was a recipient of The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2005, he received The Lincoln Alexander Award from the Law Society of Upper Canada honoring his commitment to the public and community service and to the people of Ontario for his work for human rights and religious tolerance.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Law Society Honours Outstanding Members of Legal Community" Law Society of Upper Canada, June 21, 2005
  2. ^ a b c Keith M. Landy, Landy, Marr, Kats LLP website
Preceded by
Moshe Ronen
President of the Canadian Jewish Congress
2001-2004
Succeeded by
Ed Morgan