Jean-Gabriel CASTEL 1928-2023
Young Veteran - Lawyer - Teacher - Writer
The jurist Jean-Gabriel Castel, professor of international law at Osgoode Hall and Glendon, died on December 30 in Toronto, aged 95. Born in Nice between the wars, he left his mark on the 20th and 21st centuries, through his social commitment, his courage and his qualities as a law professor, notably in Toronto.
Living in Canada since 1954, he is a former Resistance fighter, war veteran, professor emeritus, lawyer and world-renowned expert in international law.
Generous husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Despite his young age, he joined the Resistance in 1943.
On August 28, 1944, he contributed to the liberation of Nice by fighting in the ranks of the Resistance. His actions were rewarded with the Médaille du Combattant Volontaire de la Résistance (1945), the Croix du Combattant (1945), the Médaille Commémorative de la Guerre 1939-1945, the Croix du Combattant de l'Europe (1993) and the Médaille d'honneur de la Fédération des AnciensCombattants.
Photo lors de la commémoration de Vimy à Toronto, en avril 2023. Source : Français du Monde Toronto
February 10, 2024 – Commemorative ceremony in Paris for the 171st anniversary of the Military Medal organized by the Société nationale d'entraide de la Médaille militaire (SNEMM)
March 1, 2024 – Launch of the 3nd Annual Amicitia Art Competition.
March 19, 2024 – The National Day of Remembrance and Recollection in Memory of the Civilian and Military Victims of the Algerian War and the Fighting in Tunisia and Morocco (National ceremony). 2023 commemorates the 61st anniversary of the Algerian War.
Dr André M. Levesque appointed to the Order of Ottawa
Dr André M. Levesque appointed to the Order of Ontario.
The Amicitia France-Canada Monument has been nominated for the Prix de l'horizon franco-ontarien awarded by the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario (AFO).
Christophe Raisonnier has been named Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour.
AMICITIA France-Canada is the national monument that is erected in Ottawa at the Beechwood National Cemetery to recognize more than four centuries of shared history and heritage and over 90 years of official diplomatic relations between France and Canada.
Beyond the timeless memorial, Amicitia wants to entrust to future generations, through their civic engagement, the mission of keeping alive our unique fraternal friendship between France and Canada.