Sign letter to Harper: Let U.S. Iraq War resisters stay
On June 3, 2008, the House of Commons passed a motion calling for the government to: “…immediately implement a program to allow conscientious objectors and their immediate family members (partners and dependents), who have refused or left military service related to a war not sanctioned by the United Nations and do not have a criminal record, to apply for permanent resident status and remain in Canada.”
That motion further recommended that the government should:
“…immediately cease any removal or deportation actions that may have already commenced against such individuals.”
Click here to read the full text of the letter RALLY TO SUPPORT U.S. IRAQ WAR RESISTERS
Tuesday, February 10 8:30am Outside the Federal Court 180 Queen Street West (west of University Avenue, north side of Queen)
The minority Harper government is deporting US Iraq War resisters, against the will of Parliament. War resisters Robin Long and Cliff Cornell are now in US jails because the Harper government refused to respect the House of Commons motion to stop deporting war resisters and to let them stay. Other war resisters and their families face similar punishment, for following Canada’s lead and opposing the illegal Iraq War.
February 10 is an important day to appeal another deportation while reaffirming Canadian democracy. That day, the Federal Court will hear the appeal for war resister Jeremy Hinzman and his family on their application to stay in Canada.
Join a rally to support the Hinzman family appeal and to demand the Harper government respect Canadian democracy. It is time for Stephen Harper to stand by his own words: “the Prime Minister has the moral responsibility to respect the will of the House.” It is time for Stephen Harper to respect Parliament and let war resisters stay.
For more information, please visit www.resisters.ca.
Organized by War Resisters Support Campaign