Senator Roméo Dallaire (Photo: Concordia University).

Senator Roméo Dallaire (Photo: Concordia University).

The Honourable Senator Romeo Dallaire will be in Côte Saint-Luc on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2 pm to discuss his new memoir, Waiting for First Light, where he delves into his personal and ongoing battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

The event takes place at the Bernard Lang Civic Centre (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). It is organized by the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. A limited number of free pass are available at the front desk of the library. Only one pass per person.

“I am looking forward to welcoming Senator Dallaire to Côte Saint-Luc and hearing his story in person,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said.

Journalist and commentator Anne Lagacé Dowson will be conducting the interview with Senator Dallaire.

Senator Dallaire will also discuss his distinguished career in the Canadian military as well as his humanitarian efforts. Senator Dallaire has received numerous honours and awards, including Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002, and the 2005 Pearson Peace Medal from the United Nations Association in Canada. His second book, They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, was a national bestseller.

Since his retirement, Dallaire has become an outspoken advocate for human rights, mental health, and war-affected children.

Copies of Waiting for First Light will be available for purchase by Paragraphe Bookstore and Senator Dallaire will be on hand to autograph books following the event.

For more information about these events and programs, visit or contact the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.