Jan 26 too late for 2 war resisters and their familes

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Boyd Reimer Boyd Reimer's picture
Jan 26 too late for 2 war resisters and their familes

Jan 26 for a return to Parliamentary democracy is too late for two war resisters.. or at least one:

Here is a quote from the reliable blog from Laura

See http://wmtc.blogspot.com/search/label/war%20resisters

"Deportation orders loom. Most critically, Patrick and Jill Hart and
their six-year-old son Rian have a January 15 deadline hanging over
their heads. Dean Walcott was given a January 6 deportation date - the
timelines keep shrinking! - but he can appeal. The Harts may be out of

After that, our calendar reads like a roll call. Court dates and pending deportation dates are coming almost weekly. "

Now that Harper remains in power till at least Jan 26, it seems almost certain from the above quote that Patrick, Jill, and Ryan will be deported.

I phoned the Minister of Immigration office just this morning. 

The secretary said, "Send an email or fax, and it will be sure to be read."

I told her "Actually I sent Harper a registered mail letter on this issue, Aug 18 that he still hasn't returned. (3 months) Meanwhile I have received customized replies from the Minister of Justice ( Jan 2008) in only 2 months."

She reassured me that "all faxes are read."  Should I believe her?

Robin Long is currently serving a 15 month sentence in a US jail (He was deported from Canada July 15)

Knowing about Robin Long...on Sept 21, the Conservative Minister of Immigration made it clear that the deportations will continue despite a majority vote in Parliament recommending that they be allowed to stay (June 3).

The struggle continues ...see you all at the demos...make them big....as big as your heart.

I am writing this knowing full well that probably there will probably be a response or two to this story that is full of venom. But that's the world we live in.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Jan. 26 is too late for Omar Khadr as well.

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