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Carvajal to chair expert panel discussing Colombia's historic vote

Toronto immigration lawyer Andrew Carvajal will chair a panel discussion on Oct. 6 to discuss the future of Colombia following the outcome of the recent plebiscite, at an event hosted by the Canadian Colombian Professional Association (CCPA).

On Oct. 2, Colombia held an historic vote to decide whether to accept the bilateral and definitive ceasefire agreed upon by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The agreement sought to end a half-century of war with this guerrilla organization. However, voters rejected the peace treaty by a slim margin.

A panel of distinguished experts including Colombian Ambassador to Canada Nicolas Lloreda Ricaurte, former Attorney General of Colombia Alfonso Valdivieso Sarmiento, vice-president and head of international economics at Scotiabank Pablo F.G. Bréard, as well as Luis Van Isschot and Donald Kingsbury of the University of Toronto, will discuss the future of Colombia following the vote.

The panel discussion, chaired by Carvajal, president of the CCPA and a partner with Desloges Law Group, will be mainly in English and is open to anyone in the Toronto community interested in learning about the impact of this historic event.

The event will run from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Albany Club of Toronto, located at 91 King St. E. in Toronto. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for registration and hot breakfast buffet, with the panel discussion set to begin at 8 a.m. sharp.

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